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Damon Linker is a contributing editor for the New Republic and is a Senior Writing Fellow in the Center for Critical Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two children.
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The Theocons
Secular America Under Siege
Damon Linker - 2007-09-04 (first published in 2006)
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Discover the history of the theocons, a movement spearheaded by influential men working to erode the separation between church and state. This book by Damon Linker dives into the journey of far-left radicals who transitioned to conservatism after failures of the 60s revolutionary goals. Linker highlights how they forged a Christian alliance between Evangelical Protestants and Conservative Catholics during the Reagan administration and ultimately played a central role in the election of George W. Bush. The Theocons is an absorbing and revelatory book that sheds light on an ideological crusade that every American needs to know about.
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The Rise and Fall of Neoconservatism (Cato Unbound)
Damon Linker, C. Bradley Thompson, Patrick Deneen, Douglas Rasmussen - 2011-03-07
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Explore the controversial and elusive trend of Neoconservatism in this thought-provoking collection of essays. Our lead author challenges the notion that Neoconservatism is simply a "mood" or a "persuasion," instead arguing that the ideas of two key figures, Irving Kristol and Leo Strauss, define this movement. Join a political theorist, philosopher, and journalist as they delve into the complex ideologies and debates surrounding Neoconservatism.
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The Religious Test
Why We Must Question the Beliefs of Our Leaders
Damon Linker - 2010-09-27
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Explore the role of religious beliefs in politics with this thought-provoking manifesto. Can a candidate's faith be off-limits to public scrutiny? Damon Linker challenges this idea and outlines why certain religious beliefs are incompatible with high office or active citizenship in a democracy. With clear explanations and a political litmus test, he explores the complicated interrelations between churches and states, arguing for the importance of a religiously tolerant society. Linker urges believers and atheists to act with greater civility in the public sphere, offering a carefully charted road map for doing so.
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Religion and Politics, Home and Abroad (Cato Unbound)
Andrew Sullivan, Mark Lilla, Philip Jenkins, Damon Linker - 2007-10-08
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A group of intellectuals explores questions about the intersection of religion and politics in America and abroad. How do the politics of equality, liberty, toleration, and democracy fit with the explicitly religious politics of the Middle East? Can religious ideas have a place on the American left? With contributions from Mark Lilla, Philip Jenkins, Damon Linker, and Andrew Sullivan.