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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: June 9th 2011

Price: $17.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 368

ISBN-13: 9780316091060

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Praise

"A fascinating story that will intrigue and outrage readers...C Street provides valuable insights into an influential political and religious group."—Boston Globe
"Sharlet's firsthand reporting is brilliant, even courageous."—John G. Turner, Washington Post
"A comprehensive look at the Family's quiet and carefully obscured influence."—Scott Horton, Harper's
"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
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