The Public Eye - Spring 2007- Vol. 22, No. 2
Why the Christian Right Distorts History and Why it Matters
By Frederick Clarkson
The notion that America was founded as a Christian nation is a central animating element of the ideology of the Christian Right. It touches every aspect of life and culture in this, one of the most successful and powerful political movements in American history. The idea that America’s supposed Christian identity has somehow been wrongly taken, and must somehow be restored, permeates the psychology and vision of the entire movement.
The Ascent of the New Latino Right
By Roberto Lovato
After last year’s elections, Lionel Sosa watched the returns and saw more
than 30 years of his life’s work endangered. Sosa, the advertising executive who, along
with close ally, Karl Rove (“we’ve been good friends a long, long time”), engineered the GOP’s historic advance among Latinos in the 2004 elections, had warned party leaders of the consequences of the anti-immigrant policies of certain of its members.
Lessons from Greensboro
By Jill Williams
On November 3, 1979, a caravan of Klansmen and neonazis from Greensboro, North Carolina and the surrounding areas confronted demonstrators preparing for a “Death to the Klan” rally called by the multi-racial Communist Workers Party (CWP) in the city’s Black Morningside Homes public housing community. Five anti-Klan demonstrators were shot and killed, at least ten others were wounded and many witnesses bore the trauma of that day for years afterward.
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