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Mirroring Russian Christian Nationalism

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Patheos, June 2024

Is American Christian Nationalism mirroring Russian Christian Nationalism? Or, are both running on parallel tracks, both propelled by respective resentments? Researcher Sarah Riccardi-Swartz at Northeastern University concludes, “Americans who subscribe to Christian nationalist ideology are attracted to Putin as a strong man and ethno-nationalist leader just as they were with Trump.” Really? Could American Christian nationalists admire both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the same time? The MAGA-Moscow wing of the Republican Party finds widespread American support, to be sure. But what might be the connection?

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