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The Family

Jeff Sharlet

They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers. Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith-part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition-has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.

They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers. Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith-part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition-has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.
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They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers. Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith-part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition-has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeremy Guskin

Length:

16h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

22:28


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:52:43


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

46:14


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:12


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

01:12:00


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:19:47


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:38:55


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:06:33


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:39:09


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

42:32


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:13:45


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

01:32:25


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

36:45


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

01:30:21


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

47:55


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

00:54