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Friday, September 30, 2011

The Politics Of The Apocalypse

A heckler called President Obama the Antichrist this week, and Republican Rick Perry recently debuted a campaign ad that is apocalyptic in tone. What does that say about American politics these days?

Matthew Sutton, associate professor of history at Washington State University argues in a much talked-about New York Times opinion piece that Christian apocalypticism as we know it has shaped conservative political thinking since the Great Depression.

Sutton says it has also influenced the anti-government views of today’s evangelicals who make up one of the largest interest groups in the Republican party.


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Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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November 30 5 Comments

Fighting To Get The Story Out In ‘Dateline – Saigon’

The film tells the story of five journalists who fought to reveal the truth about the Vietnam War. They all went on to win Pulitzer Prizes.

November 30 14 Comments

EmiSunshine: A Country Music Star At Age 11

The Nashville singer-songwriter talks about her music and what it's like to be a kid on tour with her family.

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Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26 9 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.