Release: 19.10.2021

AMERICA'S HOLY WARRIORS – How The Christian Right Is Endangering Democracy

  • An illuminating analysis of the current divisions in society in the USA.
  • The journalist and historian Annika Brockschmidt is a young voice with a rapidly growing reach on social media. 

President Trump has evangelical officials carry out hands-on healing on him in the Oval Office; his spiritual advisor is a radical televangelist and white Christians were instrumental in his election victory in 2016 and will remain a factor in American politics. Their religious Evangelism is combined with ‘white supremacy’ sentiment and their hatred of all things governmental. But who exactly are these people?

Annika Brockschmidt explains the spectrum of the Christian right in the USA and why their followers believe they are at war with satanic powers. She shows the roots of the movement as well as the ties to Trump’s cabinet. Trump's defeat was not the end of the Christian right in the US – any more than his presidency was its beginning. An insightful, evocative book. 

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  • Publisher: Rowohlt Taschenbuch
  • Release: 19.10.2021
  • 416 pages
  • ISBN: 978-3-499-00648-7
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Amerikas Gotteskrieger

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Rolf Brockschmidt

Annika Brockschmidt

Annika Brockschmidt studied History, German Studies, and War and Conflict Studies in Heidelberg, Durham and Potsdam. She is a freelance journalist and author, has worked for ZDF Hauptstadtstudio and co-produced the podcast "Science Pie", which was awarded by The Stifterverband. She writes for the Tagesspiegel, ZEIT Online and ZEIT Geschichte. She also currently produces the podcast "HistoPod" for the Federal Agency for Civic Education.