Now open Monday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm for limited building access, curbside delivery, and computers by appointment.  Monday – Saturday 10 am to 1 pm Children’s and Teens section access. See homepage for full details

Republican Gomorrah: inside the movement that shattered the party

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Nation Books,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
Language:
English
Description

Over the last year, award-winning journalist and videographer Max Blumenthal has been behind some of the most sensational (and funniest) exposes of Republican machinations. Whether it was his revelation that Sarah Palin was "anointed" by a Kenyan priest famous for casting out witches, or his confronting Republican congressional leaders and John McCain's family at the GOP convention about the party's opposition to sex education (and hence, the rise in teen pregnancies like that of Palin's daughter), or his expose of the eccentric multimillionaire theocrat behind California's Prop 8 anti- gay marriage initiative, Blumenthal has become one of the most important and most constantly cited journalists on how fringe movements are becoming the Republican Party mainstream.

Republican Gomorrah is a bestiary of dysfunction, scandal and sordidness from the dark heart of the forces that now have a leash on the party. It shows how those forces are the ones that establishment Republicans-like John McCain-have to bow to if they have any hope of running for President. It shows that Sarah Palin was the logical choice of a party in the control of theocrats. But more that just an expose, Republican Gomorrah shows that many of the movement's leading figures have more in common than just the power they command within conservative ranks. Their personal lives have been stained by crisis and scandal: depression, mental illness, extra-marital affairs, struggles with homosexual urges, heavy medication, addiction to pornography, serial domestic abuse, and even murder. Inspired by the work of psychologists Erich Fromm, who asserted that the fear of freedom propels anxiety-ridden people into authoritarian settings, Blumenthal explains in a compelling narrative how a culture of personal crisis has defined the radical right, transforming the nature of the Republican Party for the next generation and setting the stage for the future of American politics.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781568583983
9781982463175
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6801c4e3-9af0-89aa-7dd1-d78cfb23dc71
Grouping Titlerepublican gomorrah inside the movement that shattered the party
Grouping Authorblumenthal max
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-06-15 23:11:01PM
Last Indexed2020-08-07 05:01:36AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Hughes, William, 1957-
authorBlumenthal, Max, 1977-
author2-roleHughes, William,1957-|Narrator
ProQuest (Firm)
hoopla digital.
author_displayBlumenthal, Max
available_at_longmontLongmont Public Library
detailed_location_longmontLongmont Adult Nonfiction
display_descriptionInspired by the work of Psychologist Erich Fromm, who asserted that the fear of freedom propels anxiety-ridden people into authoritarian settings, Blumenthal explains in a compelling narrative how a culture of personal crises has defined the radical right, transforming the Republican Party for the next generation and setting the stage for the future of American politics.
format_category_longmontBooks
format_longmontBook
id6801c4e3-9af0-89aa-7dd1-d78cfb23dc71
isbn9781568583983
9781982463175
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
Ebrary (Boulder):EBC625067EBC625067Ebrary (Boulder)Online Ebrary (Boulder)eBookeBook1falsetrueEbrary (Boulder)https://0-ebookcentral-proquest-com.nell.flatironslibrary.org/lib/boulder-ebooks/detail.action?docID=625067Available OnlineEbrary (Boulder)
hoopla:MWT10025605Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10025605?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b17904511.i31915589Longmont Adult Nonfiction324.2734 BLU1falsefalseOn ShelfMar 16, 2018lgnfa
itype_longmonthardcover book
last_indexed2020-08-07T11:01:36.599Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_longmont324.2734 BLU
owning_library_longmontLongmont Pulblic Library
owning_location_longmontLongmont Public Library
primary_isbn9781568583983
publishDate2009
2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
Ebrary (Boulder):EBC625067eBookeBookEnglishNation Books, c2009.x, 394 p.
hoopla:MWT10025605eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBlackstone Publishing, 2010.1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 34 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b17904511BookBooksEnglishNation Books, c2009.x, 394 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_longmont
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b17904511.i31915589On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
subject_facetConservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Conservatives -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Electronic books
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
bplnew
title_displayRepublican Gomorrah : inside the movement that shattered the party
title_fullRepublican Gomorrah : inside the movement that shattered the party / Max Blumenthal
Republican Gomorrah : inside the movement that shattered the party [electronic resource] / Max Blumenthal
Republican Gomorrah [electronic resource] : inside the movement that shattered the party / Max Blumenthal
title_shortRepublican Gomorrah
title_subinside the movement that shattered the party
topic_facetConservatism
Conservatives
History
Politics and government