Monday Mention: James Sanford

Intelligent and worthwhile reads from the opposition

James Sanford, Ph.D, is a Harvard-trained historian and the author of Blueprint for Theocracy: The Christian Right’s Vision for America (2014).

In his opinion article at he comments disfavorably on the work of our own Mark Henderson in building common ground among Christians and readers of Ayn Rand.

He writes:

“An odd collaboration between Ayn Rand disciples and Christian rightists, based on a mutual attraction for aggressive free enterprise, is on the upswing. The relationship seems to signal further cohesion and ideological extremism on the Tea Party right.”


“Anything that unifies extreme groups and fires their ideology should raise alarms. One should keep in mind, however, that the Christian-Randian faction might have some difficulty papering over its legacy of contradictions.”

Read the full article…