Shows featuring Jeff Sharlet

  • As Occupy Enters Third Month, a Look at How Protesters Are Building a Global Movement Splash_image20111116-5819-8prtsa-0
    As the Occupy movement approaches its two-month anniversary, we’re joined by two guests who are studying its strategies and successes. Author Jeff Sharlet helped found the group Occupy Writers and is assisting efforts to reestablish the evicted library at Occupy Wall Street. His recent article for Rolling Stone is "Inside...
    November 16, 2011 | Story
  • Jeff Sharlet: Occupy Wall Street Shows an "Incredible Display of Political Imagination" Splash_image20111011-14782-10jrkqt-0
    Journalist and author Jeff Sharlet has spent days at the Occupy Wall Street encampment watching the movement grow. "This is the most incredible display of political imagination I have seen in my lifetime," said Sharlet, author of the book "C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy." "And...
    October 11, 2011 | Story
  • Norwegian Shooting Suspect’s Views Echo Xenophobia of Right-Wing Extremists in U.S., Europe Segment1_sharlet
    Before the deadly attack in Norway that killed 76 people, suspect Anders Behring Breivik left a long trail of material meticulously outlining his political beliefs. His 1,500-page political manifesto, titled "A European Declaration of Independence," seeks common cause with xenophobic right-wing groups around the world,...
    July 27, 2011 | Story
  • Anti-Gay Fervor in Uganda Tied to Right-Wing US Evangelicals Uganda-paper
    Human rights activists in Uganda are warning that the lives of gay people are in danger after a newspaper published a front-page story featuring the names and photographs of what it called Uganda’s 100 "top" gays and lesbians alongside a yellow banner that read "Hang Them." We look at the ties of the...
    October 21, 2010 | Story
  • Jeff Sharlet on "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power" Sharlet-web2
    A secretive group known as The Fellowship, or "The Family," is one of the most powerful Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States. The Family’s devoted membership includes congressmen, corporate leaders, generals and foreign heads of state. Author Jeff Sharlet profiles the group in his book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. [includes...
    August 12, 2009 | Story
  • "The Crusade for a Christian Military": Are US Forces Trying to Convert Afghans to Christianity? Military-web
    The military is denying it allows its soldiers to proselytize to Afghans, following the release of footage showing US soldiers in Afghanistan discussing how to distribute Bibles translated into Pashto and Dari. We speak to Air Force veteran and former Reagan administration counsel Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and journalist Jeff Sharlet, author of a Harper’s...
    May 06, 2009 | Story