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photoFormer New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges has covered armies on the march around the world. Recently, the sound of Christian soldiers caught his ear, and he followed them to Southern California at the National Religious Broadcasters convention.

At the convention, says Hedges, the fiery theme was not just support for judicial nominees, or creationist school curricula, but for thorough dominion of conservative Christianity over American life. Evangelical leaders railed against a culture they describe as hijacked by secularists, awash in sin and ripe for a return to biblical law. And they feel it happening, observes Hedges.

Hear former New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges talk about the fired-up drive for conservative Christian "dominion" over American politics and American life.


Chris Hedges, senior fellow at the Nation Institute and author of "War is a Force that Gives us Meaning." His latest article is "Feeling the Hate with the National Religious Broadcasters" in the May issue of Harper's Magazine.

This program aired on April 27, 2005.

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