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American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical by Kevin Phillips

By Kevin Phillips

From America's ideal political analyst, an explosive exam of the axis of faith, politics, and borrowed funds that threatens to spoil the state In his newest manhattan occasions bestselling books, American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips proven himself as a robust critic of the political and fiscal forces which are ruling-and imperiling-the usa. Now, Phillips takes an uncompromising view of the political coalition, led via radical faith, that's riding the United States to the edge of catastrophe. From historical Rome to the British Empire, Phillips demonstrates that each international- dominating strength has been introduced down by way of a comparable set of reasons: a deadly blend of worldwide over- succeed in, militant faith, source difficulties, and ballooning debt. it truly is this comparable axis of ills that has come to outline America's political and fiscal identification some time past decade. army miscalculations within the center East, the surge of fundamentalist faith, the spectacular nationwide debt, the prices of U.S. oil dependence-together those components are undermining our nation's defense, solvency, and status on the earth. If left unchecked, an analogous forces will convey a debt- bloated, preachy, energy-starved the US to its knees. With an eye fixed at the previous and a searing imaginative and prescient of the longer term, Phillips has written a ebook that no American can have enough money to disregard. compliment for Kevin Phillips and American Dynasty: "[Phillips] is a deep philosopher extraordinaire, who does a masterful activity of connecting the army- business dots. . . . A searing indictment of the Bush Dynasty." -Douglas Brinkley, mom Jones "Devastating . . . a huge, troubling publication that are meant to be learn in every single place with care, nowhere extra so than during this city." -Jonathan Yardley, The Washington publish ebook global

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