Sunday, February 10, 2008

Family Circus Follow Up

Some brief notes, following up from the post below. Behold the Nietzsche Family Circus, a site that pairs a random Family Circus cartoon with a random quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. Thanks to Paul for the tip.

Jeff Sharlet, the author of the Harpers article I mentioned below, posted a comment alerting me to his book which is coming out on May 20th, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. I've already preordered it, and I urge you all to do the same. Mr. Sharlet also edits a website, The Revealer, 'A Daliy Review of Religion and the Press,' for the NYU Center for Religion and Media. I don't envy someone trying to tackle the insipid quality of religious journalism in this country.