Caryl Churchill Plays: 4 by Caryl Churchill

By Caryl Churchill

Released to mark Caryl Churchill’s 70th birthday, this quantity contains: Cloud 9, Bliss, lodge, it is a Chair, Blue center, far-off, a host, under the influence of alcohol sufficient to assert i like You?, and A Dream Play.

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In Simon). For John Hagee, a fundamentalist pastor and Christian television host, the al-Qaida attack on the US is a preliminary step toward the End Times: “We are seeing in my judgment the birth pangs that will be called in the future the beginning of the end. I believe in my mind the Third World War has already begun. I believe it began on 9/11” (qtd. in Rossing, Rapture 71). e. Armageddon), as more evidence that history is unfolding according to the dispensationalist schedule. to kill a third of mankind” (9:1316).

This erosion of the distinction dogs much commentary and scholarship, while the coinage of “fundagelism” is popular across the blogosphere (Sutherland). In the Bush era, an opportunistic alliance with neoconservatives has enabled fundamentalists to achieved an influential, though by no means hegemonic, position in the sphere of policy formation. Richard Land, a top executive and lead lobbyist of the 16million-strong Southern Baptist Convention (a church hijacked in the 1980s by evangelicals and then purged of its liberal leadership) has observed that “More born-again Christians work in [Bush’s] 18 Postmodernism in a Fundamentalist Arena administration than in any other in modern history” (qtd.

In the broadest sense, American national identity is under challenge from a multiculturalism that subverts it from below and a cosmopolitanism that erodes it from above. (34) A “robust nationalism” also inspires the ethnocentric vision of an Americanized planet articulated as the Project for a New American Century. The neo-conservatives who, in 1997, formulated the PNAC manifesto and who advise Bush on “defense” policy, call for a return to Reaganite levels of military spending in the name of “a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad” and in preparation for multiple theatres of war against “regimes hostile to our interests and values” (“Statement of Principles”).

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