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 crew of pals, but they funnel hundreds of thousands of greenbacks via tax-free companies. They declare to disdain politics, yet congressmen of either events describe them because the so much influential spiritual association in Washington. they are saying they don't seem to be Christians, yet easily believers.

Behind the scenes at each nationwide Prayer Breakfast due to the fact 1953 has been the kin, an elite community devoted to a faith of strength for the strong. Their target is "Jesus plus nothing." Their process is backroom international relations. The Family is the startling tale of ways their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, half imperial ambition—has become interwoven with the affairs of countries world wide.

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