Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party

Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party

Max Blumenthal

over the past 12 months, award-winning journalist and videographer Max Blumenthal has been at the back of probably the most sensational (and funniest) exposes of Republican machinations. even if it was once his revelation that Sarah Palin used to be "anointed" via a Kenyan priest well-known for casting out witches, or his confronting Republican congressional leaders and John McCain's relations on the GOP conference in regards to the party's competition to intercourse schooling (and as a result, the increase in youngster pregnancies like that of Palin's daughter), or his disclose of the eccentric multimillionaire theocrat at the back of California's Prop eight anti-gay marriage initaive, Blumenthal has develop into some of the most vital and most unceasingly pointed out reporters on how fringe pursuits have gotten the Republican occasion mainstream.

Republican Gomorrah is a bestiary of disorder, scandal and sordidmess from the darkish middle of the forces that now have a leash at the celebration. It exhibits how these forces are those that institution Republicans-like John McCain-have to bow to in the event that they have any wish of operating for President. It indicates that Sarah Palin used to be the logical selection of a celebration within the regulate of theocrats. yet extra that simply an divulge, Republican Gomorrah exhibits that the various movement's best figures have extra in universal than simply the facility they command inside conservative ranks. Their own lives were stained by way of difficulty and scandal: melancholy, psychological ailment, extra-marital affairs, struggles with gay urges, heavy medicine, dependancy to pornography, serial family abuse, or even homicide. encouraged via the paintings of psychologists Erich Fromm, who asserted that the phobia of freedom propels anxiety-ridden humans into authoritarian settings, Blumenthal explains in a compelling narrative how a tradition of non-public main issue has outlined the unconventional correct, remodeling the character of the Republican get together for the subsequent iteration and environment the degree for the way forward for American politics.

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