Letters and Politics

The Christian Right’s War on Reality

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Today host Mitch Jeserich interviews Sociology Professor Antony Alumkal about his new book “Paranoid Science: The Christian Right’s War on Reality.” The book explains how and why Christian leaders came to see scientific truths as hostile.

Then Jeserich talks to science writer Dava Sobel about her book “A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.” Sobel chronicles the journey that led to the publication of one of the world’s most important scientific manuscripts, Copernicus’s heliocentric theory.

  • Two more terrific discussions, one of how Richard Hofsteader (sp?) predicted the Alt Right use of paranoia as a political weaponize, how paranoia was weaponized to use against environmentalists and Progressives generally. Second discussion of little known big picture and up close and personal details about Copernicus and Galileo. I say, “Cheers for Progressive Historians.”

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