Jeff Sharlet author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power reports on the Value Voters Summit in Washington DC Sharlet says the conservative Christian movement in the US is far more complicated, diverse, and powerful than most coverage of events like the 9/12 Tea Party protests suggests. The left ignores the power and reach of the movement at its own peril. Sharlet also explores why the progressive movement has failed to tap into the deep populist discontent that has emerged in the wake of the financial crisis.

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