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The Mormon Candidate

posted on August 27, 2012

At The Los Angeles Review of Books, Laurie Winer places Mitt Romney’s run for the White House in the context of Mormon history, including Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism’s own presidential ambitions. “In 1844, Smith decided to run for President of the United States on an independent platform,” writes Winer. “He proposed a ‘Theodemocracy’—’There is not a nation or dynasty now occupying the earth that acknowledges Almighty God as their lawgiver.'”

Read at The Los Angeles Review of Books