C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy

Author(s): Jeff Sharlet


What are the true global implications of religious fundamentalism in American politics? The secretive Christian fundamentalist group known as 'The Family' is leading a new crusade for 'God-led government' in the Western world. Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from within the organisation. The Family garnered intense media coverage in 2009 when it was revealed that their townhouse on Washington's C Street was central to three Republican politicians' sex scandals, including Governor Mark Sanford and Senator John Ensign. In C Street , Sharlet shows how the Family, steeped in the influence and corruption one usually associates with the notorious lobbying industry, fuels and funds political fundamentalism from within government. His exclusive access to sources and explosive documents show the true implications of fundamentalism in American and world politics now, leading up to the next election, and beyond.


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Jeff Sharlet is the author of The Family and co-author of Killing the Buddha.

General Fields

  • : 9780702238659
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : September 2010
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff Sharlet
  • : Paperback
  • : 368