“Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party”
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, Max Blumenthal, talks about his debut book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party. The book traces the rise of the radical right in the U.S. and how it used the concept of personal crisis to grow as a movement and eventually capture control of the GOP to transform it from the party of Dwight Eisenhower to the party of Sarah Palin.
In this interview, Max makes reference to Eric Hoffer’s book, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements which I would place at the top of any reading list.
Other good books to read: The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism