Hanna Rosin on the rising influence of evangelical Christians

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Reporter Hanna Rosin outlines the rising influence of evangelical Christians in American politics in this conversation with Hoover deputy director David Brady. After a lengthy period of disengagement, evangelicals (such as those graduating from the recently established Patrick Henry College) are looking to reshape the culture through political activism. At the same time, evangelicals increasingly find themselves part of the mainstream in Washington, D.C.. Rosin suggests that even the language of politics has changed, with spiritual references now the norm in speeches by the president and members of Congress.

Recorded on Thursday, June 1, 2006