Episode

5/5 Kevin Kruse: One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

May 5, 2015

Princeton Professor and author of One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian Americaexplains how Christian America is rooted in the corporate reaction against the New Deal. How corporations hired ministers to help destroy the New Deal. What is Christian libertarianism? How “The Family” was founded and was rooted in the corporations war against labor. Why Dwight eisenhower accepted and even expanded the New Deal while embracing the language of the religious right. The National Prayer Breakfast and “God’s law” coming before America’s laws. How Ronald Reagan completed the counter revolution and why the movement is alive and well in the modern Republican Party.

On The Fun Half: a UK election update and why the UK might have another election soon. The FEC throws in the towel on enforcing election rules. Are Democrats to blame for the crisis in Baltimore? And your calls and IMs.

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