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Assault Guns for Jesus

Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught When the Christian Patriot “militia” movement flowered in my state, most people thought it was a joke. The chaplain of the West Virginia Mountaineer Militia, the Rev. Butch Paugh, solemnly told news reporters that armed believers must train to fight off foreign invaders controlled by Satan. “The United Nations forces worldwide […]

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Dystopia Journal #30: Concentration Camps

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Supreme Court recently upheld a huge cross on public land as constitutional, a decision that heralds dark days for church-state separation in the years to come. In the past, this would have been the kind of thing I’d devote much angry analysis to; but I find I just can’t get worked up about it. […]

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Dystopia Journal #22: Blood in the Streets

Reading Time: 3 minutes By now we’ve all heard of the latest horrible outbreak of slaughter: a shooting at a synagogue outside Pittsburgh where eleven people were killed by an armed white supremacist screaming, “All Jews must die!” (Israel’s chief rabbi condemned the assault but refused to say that it happened at a synagogue, because in the eyes of […]

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Letter-Writing Wednesday: Don’t Normalize Nazis

Reading Time: 2 minutes [A copy of this letter was sent to letters@nytimes.com.] To the Editor: I was appalled to read, in the New York Times of all places, a story whose message appears to be that Nazis are ordinary people just like you and me. The piece consists of a soft-focus profile of a white nationalist man in […]

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