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C Street

C Street

The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy

The “brilliant, courageous” book (Washington Post) that inspired the Netflix documentary series The Family and reveals the secret influence of fundamentalism in American politics.

The author of the runaway paperback bestseller The Family returns with a blistering investigation of the true influence of fundamentalism in American politics.

Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to report from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known by its Washington, D.C., address. This luxury townhouse, recently the setting of notorious political scandal, is more crucially home to efforts to transform American democracy.

After laying bare the Fellowship’s history in his runaway bestseller The Family, Sharlet now shows that past efforts of America’s religious fundamentalists pale in comparison to their long-term ambitions today.

In C STREET Sharlet reveals why culture wars endure and why they matter now–from the American-backed war on gays in Uganda to the battle for the soul of America’s armed forces. Drawing on exclusive sources and explosive, newly disclosed documents, Sharlet exposes not the last gasp of old-time religion but the new front lines of American fundamentalism.

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Genre: Nonfiction / Political Science / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism

On Sale: September 27th 2010

Price: $14.98

ISBN-13: 9781607886266

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"At once a gripping political thriller, a masterpiece of investigative journalism, and a timely call to arms, C Street reveals all that can be hidden within an innocuous Washington address. Jeff Sharlet delivers a warning that the blurring of the line between church and state is both an urgent local problem and a matter of global concern."—Peter Manseau, author of Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead and Songs for the Butcher's Daughter
"Jeff Sharlet has an incredibly rare double talent: the instincts of an investigative reporter coupled with the soul of a historian."—Hanna Rosin, author of God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America
"Jeff Sharlet is one of the very best writers covering the politics of religion."—Ken Silverstein, author of Turkmeniscam: How Washington Lobbyists Fought to Flack for a Stalinist Dictatorship
"Few writers can pull off investigative journalism, historical research, and elegant storytelling. Sharlet does all this with a story that a lot of people don't want to hear and others won't believe."—Diane Winston, author of Red-Hot and Righteous: The Urban Religion of The Salvation Army
"[Sharlet] writes with insight, verve, and, thankfully, none of the bogus punditry and bad sociology that often passes for informed discourse about the contemporary role of religion in public life. His refreshing narrative style is as engaging as his groundbreaking information."—Frederick Clarkson, The Public Eye
"Un-American theocrats can only fool patriotic American democrats when there aren't critics like Jeff Sharlet around-careful scholars and soulful writers who understand both the majesty of faith and the evil of its abuses."—Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
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