BYU Studies, book review, Ezra Taft Benson
Although I was already fairly well acquainted with the activities and rhetoric of Ezra Taft Benson, a controversial twentieth-century Apostle, what surprised me when reading these two books about him was their relevance to what is happening in the United States today. Historian Matthew L. Harris authored the biography of Benson titled Watchman on the Tower and edited the anthology Thunder from the Right. They help explain not only Benson’s life and times but also political conservatism and paranoia about government conspiracy among American Latter-day Saints today.
"Watchman on the Tower: Ezra Taft Benson and the Making of the Mormon Right Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 60:
2, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol60/iss2/16