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  •  Frederick is one of the most knowledgeable people (2+ / 0-)
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    .... in America on the subject of the religious right.

    He's a careful scholar who does not jump to conclusions.  His books and articles are foundational for anyone studying the religious right, and his analyses are a core part of the overall analysis of the religious right.

    So, word to the wise:  If you want to argue with him about this stuff, "good luck," and be sure to take out "look like a fool insurance" because you'll need it.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 08:36:04 PM PDT

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    •  The Vatican and Catholic affairs have a distinct (2+ / 0-)
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      Ginny in CO, Frederick Clarkson

      set of journalists with access to high Church officials. Frederick Clarkson, although knowledgeable about the Religious Right, is not one of them.

      •  i'm sure the Vatican screens journalists... (0+ / 0-)

        .... pretty closely before granting them access to high Catholic officials.   In which case I would not expect that someone who is a ferociously capable critic of the religious right, would get access.  

        Not having access to powerful people does not disqualify someone from analyzing their behaviors.  

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 09:04:38 AM PDT

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