Apocalypse Left and Right: A Graphic Primer


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Panel 2: Box office statistics for Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow courtesy of box office mojo.

panel 3 taken from a 2004 Cinema Confidential interview with Emmerich.

panel 7: Historical note: The term apocalypticism here specifically pertains to the Abrahamic religious tradition, though it describes a general type of theological movement that has existed in numerous religions as far back as the 600s B.C. and Zoroastrianism.

panel 8: Excellent resource available at Religious Right Watch.

panel 1: insightful discussion between leading Biblical scholars thanks to a PBS special on the Apocalypse.

Panel 2 – June 2002 Time Article, “The Bible and the Apocalypse.”

Panel 3: Voting data taken from November 2004 Washington Post article, “Evangelicals Say They Led Charge For the GOP.”

Panel 4: Extensive resources available on the rise of the religious right in the Republican Party.

Panel 5: View a clip of Paula Zahn Now at the Media Matters Web site.

Panel 1 – See Glenn Scherer’s excellent 2004 article from Grist, “Christian-right views are swaying politicians and threatening the environment.”

Panels 2 and 3: See Americas Providential History Amazon page for more information.

Panel 5: The full title of the book is Killing for Life: The Apocalyptic Narrative of Pro-life Politics. Read it online via Google books here.

Panel 6: May 2009 Salon.com article, “O’Reilly’s Campaign Against Murdered Doctor.”

Panel 7: See Southern Poverty Law Center’s Spring 2005 Intelligence Report, “Holy War.”

Panel 8: See The Unhappy Gays Amazon page for more information.

Panel 9: Visit here for more information on the Left Behind series.

Panel 10: Visit here to plan ahead for yourself.

Panel 11: Visit the book’s Amazon page for more information.