Fighting Stupid

Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 01/28/2017 - 14:54

"First taking hold of the American cultural imagination in the 1990s, the sexual purity movement of contemporary evangelicalism has since received considerable attention from a wide range of media outlets, religious leaders, and feminist critics. Virgin Nation offers a history of this movement that goes beyond the Religious Right, demonstrating a link between sexual purity rhetoric and fears of national decline that has shaped American ideas about morality since the nineteenth century.

A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Submitted by RWMaster on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 15:16

"American society has changed dramatically since A Culture of Conspiracy was first published in 2001. In this revised and expanded edition, Michael Barkun delves deeper into America's conspiracy sub-culture, exploring the rise of 9/11 conspiracy theories, the "birther" controversy surrounding Barack Obama's American citizenship, and how the conspiracy landscape has changed with the rise of the Internet and other new media.

Cal Beisner Warns the 'Depraved' Environmental Movement Models itself after Satan

Submitted by RWMaster on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 06:52

The Religious Right’s favorite anti-environmental activist Cal Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance appeared on Janet Parshall’s radio show In The Market on Monday where he maintained that environmentalists are following the same path as Satan.