This is, hopefully, the first of many articles that will appear in the mainstream media profiling who Michele Bachmann really is – an extremist Christian fundamentalist ideologue who believes that Christianity is incompatible with democracy. The added problem is that there are 70 million American fundamentalist evangelical Christians who agree with her.Though it is unlikely she could ever become President, this article shows how dangerous she is to civil discourse, honesty in the public sphere and integrity of the American democratic system.

(The New Yorker – The Political Scene – “Leap of Faith: The making of a Republican front-runner” by Ryan Lizza – August 15, 2011)