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Fighting Words : A Toolkit for Combating the Religious Right - Robin Morgan

Fighting Words

A Toolkit for Combating the Religious Right

Paperback Published: 25th August 2006
ISBN: 9781560259480
Number Of Pages: 146

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The religious right is gaining enormous power in the United States, thanks to a well-organized, media-savvy movement with powerful friends in high places. Yet many Americans — both observant and secular — are alarmed by this trend, especially by the religious right's attempts to erase the boundary between church and state and re-make the U.S. into a Christian nation.

But most Americans lack the tools for arguing with the religious right, especially when fundamentalist conservatives claim their tradition started with the Framers of The Constitution.

Fighting Words is a a tool-kit for arguing, especially for those of us who haven't read the founding documents of this nation since grade school. Robin Morgan has assembled a lively, accessible, eye-opening primer and reference tool, a "verbal karate" guide, revealing what the Framers and many other leading Americans really believed — in their own words — rescuing the Founders from images of dusty, pompous old men in powdered wigs, and resurrecting them as the revolutionaries they truly were: a hodgepodge of freethinkers, Deists, agnostics, Christians, atheists, and Freemasons — and they were radicals as well.

Introduction : it is happening here
The founders' own fighting wordsp. 1
The genuine articles : uncensoredp. 23
(More) U.S. presidents' fighting wordsp. 31
The lawp. 43
Notable Americans' fighting words on church v. state, and on religion v. spiritualityp. 57
Abortion : the fighting word?p. 75
In Other words : the oppositionp. 81
After words (resources for action)p. 103
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ISBN: 9781560259480
ISBN-10: 1560259485
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 25th August 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.36 x 12.85  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.14