This is a repost: Mason just reminded me to revisit it and Harry suggested this essay by Arthur Silber NOT A LAUGHING MATTER ANY LONGER: GAYS AS THE NEW ENEMY WITHIN in the comments of the previous post.
Earlier this month I posted about a NOW TV interview featuring Chris Hedges On the Rise to Political Power of the Dominionists which was following up on an earlier post about a pair of excellent articles in the May 2005 issue of Harper's called the The Soldiers of Christ. Now, thanks to a comment from Bill, I have found out that Jeff Sharlet's "Soldiers of Christ I: Inside America's Most Powerful Megachurch and Chris Hedges' Soldiers of Christ II: Feeling the hate with the National Religious Broadcasters are now availble online at Harper's website.
These are "must read" essays to understand the "far" right religious control freaks and what their plans are for our country--and why we should be worried!
Also check out an earlier piece in Harper's by Jeff Sharlett in which he examines how the Magic of State is supported by corporate entertainment:
How Clear Channel Programs America
Another must read, is in the June 2005 issue of Harper's, is Karl Meyer's "Forty Years in the Sand," a history of the 20th century British occupation of Iraq and the lessons we should have learned from their experiences ... chilling in the historical similarities.
Harper's magazine is one of the best publications for progressives. Every issue has articles that interest me and I usually read it cover-to-cover. You can't beat a subscription either--12 issues for only $16.97!