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May 06, 2007

American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century By Kevin Phillips

A former Republican strategist looks broadly and historically at the political world the conservative coalition has constructed over the last several decades, identifying three trends. One is the role of oil in defining American foreign and domestic policy. The second is the intrusion of radical Christianity into politics and government. The third is the levels of debt that both the government and the American people have been accumulating. The lessons of the past, he warns, are that intractable national issues "generate weak and compromising politicians or zealous bumblers." A critic of the Bush family, Phillips sees little hope in Hillary Clinton.

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