In today’s video, Fred explains how his Catholic upbringing and subsequent atheism influenced the ideas in his novel Christian Nation:

Frederic Rich is an American lawyer, environmentalist and author. His new book, Christian Nation, is a work of speculative fiction imagining what would have happened if McCain had won the 2008 election and subsequently died, making she-who-will-not-be-named the president and putting America on the path to theocracy. His previous Ask Anything answers are here. Our full AA archive is here.