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Christian Nation

Novel

By Frederic C. Rich

“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 totally integrated digital world known as the "Purity Web." Readers will find themselves haunted by the questions the narrator struggles to answer in this fictional memoir: "What happened, why did it happen, how could it have happened?"

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780393240115


Format: Book
Author: Rich, Frederic C.
Summary: "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 totally integrated digital world known as the "Purity Web". Readers will find themselves haunted by the questions the narrator struggles to answer in this fictional memoir: "What happened, why did it happen, how could it have happened?"-- Publisher's description.
Title: Christian nation : novel / Frederic C. Rich.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Subject: Religious right -- Fiction. United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780393240115 (hardcover) 0393240118 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Rich
Oclc: 840927708
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Bib Id: 442274

Format: Book
Author: Rich, Frederic C.
Summary: "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 totally integrated digital world known as the "Purity Web". Readers will find themselves haunted by the questions the narrator struggles to answer in this fictional memoir: "What happened, why did it happen, how could it have happened?"-- Publisher's description.
Title: Christian nation : novel / Frederic C. Rich.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Description: iv, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Religious right -- Fiction.
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Notes: "It could happen here..."-- Dust jacket.
LCCN: 2013009640
ISBN: 9780393240115 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393240118 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Rich