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Fascism, Faith, Fortune, And Fancy — Desperately Seeking Validation

Fascism, Faith, Fortune, And Fancy — Desperately Seeking Validation

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NOTE:  This column was written and scheduled for publication before the unsealing of the Manafort-Gates indictments and before the revelation of the "Guilty" plea by Papadopoulos. Both those developments make me even more nervous about the potential of progressives' fond visions of impeachment leading them to step into a political Venus flytrap. So the following is, if anything, even more relevant. By now, I suppose it is a commonplace, almost a cliché, to say that conservative / Reformed evangelical / fundamentalist Christians have Donald Trump and Jesus hopelessly confused. I would not break a lance arguing against that. The entire Reformed / evangelical Christian church – most of it, anyway, though with certain conspicuous exceptions – has, Esau-like, sold its moral and spiritual