"Joel Harnett, born and raised in New York, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond, Virginia and a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserve. He also lived in Texas and since 1989 has resided in Arizona. In New York he was with Look magazine for almost twenty years before leaving to found Media Horizons, a publishing and broadcasting company.
Harnett was active in the non-partisan City Club of New York, the nation’s oldest civic watchdog organization. After seven years as chairman, he ran for mayor of New York in 1977 and, by suing the Securities and Exchange Commission, successfully disclosed the city’s fiscal problems.
With his wife Lila, Harnett created and built Phoenix Home and Garden, Arizona’s most prestigious magazine. Harnett is chairman emeritus of the Valley Citizens League, a non-partisan civic organization in Phoenix. A noted art collector and lifelong poet, his latest work, New Day Rising, published by the Heard Museum, deals with the exploitation of Indians, wars, religion, and the beauty of the country.
A searing indictment of the stranglehold religious sects have on American democracy.
Harnett brings new phrases into our political language including: god-spin, crotch politics, shaman politicians and documents people involved, their affiliations and interconnections.
The Christian Right scoffs at facts that contradict its outrageous moral claims. Harnett lays bare the arrogance underlying its policies.
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Published March 9, 2007
Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.