The Flag and the Cross
White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy
Philip S. Gorski, Samuel L. Perry
Discover the insidious force that threatens American democracy in this bracing examination of white Christian nationalism. Tracing the ideology's development over three centuries and its influence over the last three decades, authors Philip S. Gorski and Samuel L. Perry explain what white Christian nationalism is and is not, how it oppresses minority groups while securing privilege for white Protestants, and why it motivates anti-democratic, authoritarian, and violent impulses. The future of American democracy, they argue, depends on a united effort to combat this dangerous threat.
2022-06-27T12:59:22.000ZRead this last week and recommend it because the book clearly defines and succinctly tracks the history of white christian nationalism with new survey data. Those who wonder why the "religious right" could ever support Trump will find the answer here. – source