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 words||p. 1|
|The genuine articles : uncensored||p. 23|
|(More) U.S. presidents' fighting words||p. 31|
|The law||p. 43|
|Notable Americans' fighting words on church v. state, and on religion v. spirituality||p. 57|
|Abortion : the fighting word?||p. 75|
|In Other words : the opposition||p. 81|
|After words (resources for action)||p. 103|
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Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 25th August 2006
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.7 x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.14