The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Jeff Sharlet


They insist they're only a workforce of acquaintances, but they funnel hundreds of thousands of bucks via tax-free organisations. They declare to disdain politics, yet congressmen of either events describe them because the such a lot influential non secular association in Washington. they are saying they aren't Christians, yet easily believers.

Behind the scenes at each nationwide Prayer Breakfast considering that 1953 has been the relations, an elite community devoted to a faith of energy for the strong. Their aim is "Jesus plus nothing." Their technique is backroom international relations. The Family is the startling tale of ways their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, half imperial ambition—has end up interwoven with the affairs of countries all over the world.

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