The Beck of Revelation

The Overton Window

by Glenn Beck, with contributions by Kevin Balfe, Emily Bestler, and Jack Henderson
Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, 321 pp., $26.00

Glenn Beck is the most gifted demagogue America has produced since Father Coughlin made his populist broadcasts during the Great Depression. In the course of one radio or television show he can transform himself from conspiracy nut and character assassin into bawling, repentant screw-up, then back to gold-hoarding Jeremiah, and finally to man of God, without ever falling out of character. Which is the real Glenn Beck?

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