The Lord is My Pimp
Title: “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power”
Author: Jeff Sharlet
Blurb: “Sharlet is present when a leader tells a dozen men living there, ‘You guys are here to learn how to rule the world.'” (Publishers Weekly)
Review: “This book is very poorly written about a group of people who are insignificant.”
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Footnote: We take a break from our usual sniggering to celebrate the author who’s been enjoying some serious facetime with Rachel of late. C Street is the tip of the iceberg; here’s the rest, building upon Sharlet’s March 2003 article in Harper’s.
“Family” members named in that article include senators Don Nickles, Charles Grassley, Pete Domenici, John Ensign, James Inhofe, Bill Nelson, and Conrad Burns; and representatives Jim DeMint, Frank Wolf, Joseph Pitts, Zach Wamp, and Bart Stupak. Two in that list — Nelson and Stupak — are Democrats.
The Family [Amazon]
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