Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party
Narrated by William Hughes / 11 hours 33 minutes
Republican Gomorrah is a bestiary of dysfunction, scandal, and sordidness from the dark heart of the theocratic fringe that now has a leash on the Republican party. These are the forces that establishment Republicans, like John McCain, have to bow to if they have any hope of running for president. Blumenthal shows that many of the movement's leading figures are stained by crisis and scandal: depression, mental illness, extramarital affairs, struggles with homosexual urges, serial domestic abuse, and even murder. Inspired by the work of psychologist Erich Fromm, who asserted that the fear of freedom propels anxiety-ridden people into authoritarian settings, Blumenthal explains in this compelling narrative how a culture of personal crisis has defined the radical right, transformed the Republican Party, and set the stage for the future of American politics.
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