American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges
Reviewed by Doug Brown
"This has been quite the year for books challenging the Christian hegemony in American culture. From Sam Harris's Letter to a Christian Nation to Richard Dawkins's full-on assault on belief in The God Delusion, the times they are a-changing. Chris Hedges has an edge over Dawkins and Harris, though; he is a Harvard Divinity School seminary graduate. The problem with attacks on religion written by lifelong atheists is they usually fail to grasp what faith is all about. Militant atheists make straw man arguments based purely on rationality and reasoned examination of evidence, and wonder why these deluded religious chowderheads can't see how silly their beliefs are. Faith has much more to do with emotion than logic, however, so atheists are usually arguing in the wrong language...." Read the entire Powells.com review.