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To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise | Religion & Theology | ReligionDispatches
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People like us don’t do Wal-Mart. The very name conjures retrograde rednecks, and the company’s M.O.— it’s sexism, anti-unionism, low wages, insufficient health care, foreign product sourcing, adverse environmental practices, and toxic impact on local businesses—has made its moniker synonymous with free-market blight. But people like us sometimes miss the obvious, which is why we’ve been on the losing side of American politics for 40-plus years. Snookered by the Southern strategy, reamed by the Reagan revolution, cowed by the Christian Right and whacked by WMDs, we hope that Barack Obama is the change we can believe in. But we’re still missing an analysis we can understand. Sadly, without that piece, no change is secure since progressives need to understand what went wrong—as well as how and why we’ve been ignorant of and alienated from the main currents in American life.Reviewer: Diane Winston
Bethany Moreton, Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Georgia.
See also: http://es.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/khm103v1