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The Family

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To most Christians, Jesus is best defined by his meekness and humility. But to the Family, a secretive Christian organization, he’s the ultimate power broker. The Family’s goal is to create a Jesus-led government around the globe, but to what end?

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To most Christians, Jesus is best defined by his meekness and humility. But to the Family, a secretive Christian organization, he’s the ultimate power broker. The Family’s goal is to create a Jesus-led government around the globe, but to what end? The journalist Jeff Sharlet unwittingly embedded with the Family and he wrote a book about his experience. A new Netflix documentary builds on Sharlet’s work, and he joins us to talk about The Family and its role in American politics.

GUESTS

  • Jeff Sharlet is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College. He's the author of two books about the Family, C Street and The Family [Indie bookstores|Amazon].
  • Jesse Moss produced and directed the five-part Netflix documentary series The Family, which is based on Sharlet's book.