BLOGS and OP-EDS
The Daily Beast: "We’re Not a Christian Nation." Fred’s blog was the most viewed piece on the site. July 3, 2013
SELECTED MEDIA REVIEWS of GETTING to GREEN
"Essential reading for anyone with a stake in the environmental debate."
— Kirkus Reviews
SELECTED MEDIA REVIEWS of CHRISTIAN NATION
Getting to Green talk at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall
222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Admission: $8 Not-yet-Members; $5 for Museum Members
Getting to Green talk at The Knickerbocker Club
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Knickerbocker Club
By invitation only
Getting to Green talk at the Princeton Club
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7 pm (Reception at 6:30 pm)
The Princeton Club
New York, NY
Admission: Free to members; Reserve your space at www.princetonclub.com.
$15 for non-member guests; For nonmember reservations, email email@example.com or call 212-596-1261.
"If recent experience has taught us anything, it’s that people who are afraid will gladly surrender their liberties, not just for security but for the mere promise of security . . . The Americans of Christian Nation, reeling from the smoking ruins and body count of a horrific terrorist attack, are very scared indeed. In the end, that’s what makes Christian Nation so interesting—and disturbing . . . Rich, a New York City attorney, clearly did his homework for this book. His analysis and understanding of the goals and methods of religious right groups is deep and penetrating . . . Read Christian Nation. You’ll walk away convinced that it could, in fact, happen here—and with luck you’ll resolve to make certain that it never does."
"Frederic C. Rich’s book, Christian Nation: A Novel is a thought-provoking futuristic look at what the evangelicals and their Republican Party enablers might envision for America’s future."
—D. Leslie Schreiber of Bacon's Rebellion
"Well written and persuasive . . . It does achieve its intended purpose by demonstrating how a theocratic government could arise in this country. It has an imaginative plot of a seriously conspiratorial nature. For those who might enjoy a work that entwines political, legal and religious themes, "Christian Nation" is a worthwhile read."
"[A] wonderful book . . . wonderfully cinematic, I’d love to see it as a TV series. I highly recommend it."
—Erroll Louis, "NY1"
"Though McCain did not win the 2008 election, in recent years controversial actions like drone strikes, invasions of privacy and unlawful detainment have been condoned in part due to greater worries over terrorism. So it’s not for us to say, “It can’t happen here.” This disturbing book argues that much of it already has."
“Required reading . . .”
—New York Post
"In 2029, Greg sits at a simple typewriter, the last vestige of technology not under the government’s watchful eyes, to record the series of events that led to the creation of an American theocracy. The systematic transformation is forbidding in its plausibility as each step toward authoritarian rule is heavily documented by Rich’s expert legal explanations. The story is given a note of warmth by threads of heroism and friendship. Read as a cautionary tale or a terrifying what-if, this dystopian alternate reality makes riveting, provocative reading."
"Could a Sarah Palin presidency spark a faith-based civil war in America? You betcha, according to Rich’s debut novel. . . .[Rich] shrewdly shows how a few legal measures, a bad recession and a terrorist attack can unravel the liberties many take for granted. In that regard, it’s an inheritor to Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel, It Can’t Happen Here . . .Dystopian, wonkish fun for the Maddow set."