For 32 years, my father was a national leader in the John Birch Society.
At age 13, I became a foot soldier in its anti-Communist, anti-federal government army.
I discovered the radical right’s plan for America, a plan I could not support.
Wrapped in the Flag is my story.
Today’s radical right has re-packaged old John Birch Society conspiracy theories, paranoia, hate and fear and wrapped the whole mess in phony Christianity. Armed with this snake oil, they’ve taken over most of the Republican party and 60% of the states. Extremism has gone mainstream.—Claire Conner