Brad is joined by Dr. Susannah Crockford, author of “Thank God for the greatest country on earth: white supremacy, vigilantes, and survivalists in the struggle to define the American nation,” an article in which she shares her ethnographic field work from the Arizona desert, near the US-Mexico border. Her work illuminates how Christian nationalism works in the minds of those who see defending the border as the most pressing issue in maintaining the greatness of the USA. She also explores how certain people separate the “People” and the “Land” from the government, thus creating a populism of We The People apart from allegiance to the workings of US democracy.
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