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These are interesting books you are looking at, but they all seem to feed into a narrative where Evangelicals and other conservatives of the "far-right" are best understood as dupes or willing participants in subversive conspiracies. While there is a lot of truth to that view, it can serve as a wedge and a mallet to deepen the divide, and I question the analytical value of blame, shame, and scapegoating — especially of people who dominate police and military forces. I wonder what other analyses there may be and what might be gained by refusing to mirror the neo-McCarthyism of the right. Surely there are some authors exploring that path?

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