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 Truth-Out.org 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.”

Also:

“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…

 

 

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