Ann Coulter on Max Blumenthal’s Book


I haven’t read Max Blumenthal‘s new book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, just yet — but I had a good laugh when I just got these “early reviews” from The New Yorker‘s Hendrik Hertzberg and Ann Coulter — yes, that Ann.
From Hertzberg:

“With scarcely more than a pith helmet, a notebook, and a tattered copy of Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm’s great study of authoritarian psychology, the dauntless Max Blumenthal set forth years ago to explore the dank forests of American Christianism. Now he has returned to civilization, bringing back a fine collection of shrunken heads and a riveting account of a religio-political subculture that’s even weirder than you thought it was. Republican Gomorrah is an irresistible combination of anthropology and psychopathology that exerts the queasy fascination of (let’s face it) something very like pornography.”
– Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker

From Ms. Coulter:

“A good-looking fella.”
– Ann Coulter

Coulter’s and Hertsberg’s enthusiastic endorsement is more than enough to get me to read what Max has put together.
I’ll never forget Max Blumenthal’s very helpful photo sent to me in the midst of the John Bolton battle — or his research into “Sarah Palin and the Witch-Fighting Pentecostalist.”
Thanks for the great work, Max.
— Steve Clemons


7 comments on “Ann Coulter on Max Blumenthal’s Book

  1. Linda Harris says:

    The book is amazing. It is a time capsule of corruption and hypocrisy that scares the heck out of me. Or shall I say the heck into me to become active by helping to save my country from the “crazies”. At 52, Ive just begun to think about life in the context of my own life. Reading everything I can get my hands on is crucial to my analysis.


  2. Mr.Murder says:

    Ralph Reed should be on the short list for being outed….


  3. Nationalpundit says:

    I was just checking this book out on Amazon earlier today, I’m definitely going to pick it up. Even though I am a Democrat through and through, I miss the old-school Republicans if only because they used to be worth debating – its impossible to debate the fringe which now represents the core of the GOP.


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  5. Dirk says:

    Max was on Democracy Now today and discussed his new book; a very enlightening interview:


  6. Kathleen Grasso Andersen says:

    Speaking of “that Ann”, on March 4th I sent an email to Keith Olberman, in which I referred to Ann as the “Coultergeist” and he has called her that ever since.
    “something very like pornography” says it all…these guys seem waaaay tooo focused on sexuality…the moral hypocricy is banal…”C” Street…what does that “C” stand for? Rememberr how hypnotized they all were with Bill Clintons’s private life, not to mention physical details in the Starr Report…what a piece of work that was…
    I MUST read this book…


  7. Dan Kervick says:

    It’s great to see people like Blumenthal willing to take on the fake-Christian, ultranationalist Christianofascism that brandishes a cross like a swastika. I went to Catholic school as a kid, and have known and studied enough about Christianity and its spirit over the years to know at least one thing: that perversion ain’t it.


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