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.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was a friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She joins us and says, “He was the best of us.”Comment | more »
As the world mourns the anti-apartheid leader and former South African president, we touch down in Johannesburg and hear from two people who knew Nelson Mandela.2 Comments | more »