Thursday, March 16, 2006

American Theocracy

Well, if I haven't scared the crap out of you yet today, this one oughta do it. Salon reviews Kevin Phillips' new book.

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

Oil, religion, and finance are not new elements in U.S. politics, but as Phillips makes clear with his formidable command of fact, figure, and history, and his long experience as a political strategist and observer, we are now in new and dangerous territory. The Bush coalition has resulted in a dearth of candor and serious strategy - a paralysis of policy and a government unable to govern. If left unchecked - the same forces will bring a preacher-ridden, debt-bloated, energy-crippled America to its knees. With an eye on the past and a searing vision of the future, Phillips confirms what too many Americans are still unwilling to admit about the depth of our misgovernment.

Please go read the rest of the stuff. I liked (maybe that ain't the right word - it was a good book) American Dynasty about the Bushes and it wised me up a lot to what's going on. I hope they have this new book at Costco on Saturday.

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