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Book Title: Christian Nation|
The author of the book: Frederic C. Rich
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 541 KB
Edition: W. W. Norton & Company
Date of issue: July 1st 2013
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Read full description of the books Christian Nation:“They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.”
So ends the first chapter of this brilliantly readable counterfactual novel, reminding us that America’s Christian fundamentalists have been consistently clear about their vision for a “Christian Nation” and dead serious about acquiring the political power to achieve it. When President McCain dies and Sarah Palin becomes president, the reader, along with the nation, stumbles down a terrifyingly credible path toward theocracy, realizing too late that the Christian right meant precisely what it said.
In the spirit of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, one of America’s foremost lawyers lays out in chilling detail what such a future might look like: constitutional protections dismantled; all aspects of life dominated by an authoritarian law called “The Blessing,” enforced by a reconfigured Internet known as the “Purity Web.” Those who defy this system, among them the narrator, live on the edges of society, sustained by the belief that democracy will rise to triumph over such tyrannical oppression.
Read information about the authorFred Rich is an author whose writing, both fiction and non-fiction, probes contemporary political and moral issues from a fresh perspective. That perspective is independent, non-partisan, and pragmatic.
His first book, Christian Nation (W.W. Norton, 2013), is a work of speculative fiction that considers the political ambitions of Christian fundamentalism in America. The novel was called "brilliant" by Richard Dawkins, "well written and persuasive" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "required reading" by the New York Post, and "riveting, provocative reading" by Booklist.
Rich's second book, Getting to Green (forthcoming, W.W. Norton, 2016), tells the story of how the American environmental movement lost its way and explains how it can get back on track. The book contains a rousing call for conservatives to reconnect with their long tradition of support for conservation and for the Green movement to adopt the reforms necessary to restore bipartisan support for the environmental agenda.
Rich studied public and international affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and moral philosophy at King's College, Cambridge, before receiving his law degree at University of Virginia Law School. He spent his law career as a partner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, an international law firm, before leaving at the end of 2014 to devote himself full-time to writing and teaching.
Rich is a passionate environmentalist who serves as head of the New York State Environmental Leaders Group, Chair of the Foundation for Landscape Studies and the Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Vice Chair of the national Land Trust Alliance and The Battery Conservancy, and director of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust. He also serves on the Advisory Board of The Hastings Center (bioethics), and the Dean’s Advisory Committee of The City University of New York School of Public Health. He is the winner of the Battery Urban Farmer Award (from The Battery Conservancy, for promotion of urban agriculture, 2012), the Environmental Advocates of New York Advocates Award (for environmental advocacy in New York State, 2011), and the Frances Reese Medal (from Scenic Hudson, for service to the Hudson Valley, 2010).
Fred lives and writes in both Manhattan and New York State’s inspiring Hudson Valley. He is currently working on a new novel.
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