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Author Phillips, Kevin, 1940-

Title American theocracy : the peril and politics of radical religion, oil, and borrowed money in the 21st century / Kevin Phillips
Published New York : Viking, 2006


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Description xvi, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Fuel and national power -- 2. The politics of American oil dependence -- 3. Trumpets of democracy, drums of gasoline -- 4. Radicalized religion : as American as apple pie -- 5. Defeat and resurrection : the Southernization of America -- 6. The United States in a Dixie cup : the new religious and political battlegrounds -- 7. Church, state, and national decline -- 8. Soaring debt, uncertain politics, and the financialization of the United States -- 9. Debt : history's unlearned lesson -- 10. Serial bubbles and foreign debt holders : American embarrassment and Asian opportunity -- 11. The erring Republican majority -- Afterword : the changing republican presidential coalition
Summary "In his two most recent books, American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips established himself as a powerful critic of the political and economic forces that rule - and imperil - the United States, tracing the ever more alarming path of the emerging Republican majority's rise to power. Now Phillips takes an uncompromising view of the newest stage of the GOP majority: an inept and weakly led coalition, dominated by religious zealotry, that is losing America the world's respect - and endangering her future."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Christian fundamentalism
Government debt
Oil consumption
Overseas item
Religion in politics
Republican Party (US)
Trends to 2005
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-430) and index
Subject Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Ethics.
Christianity and politics -- United States.
Church and state.
Conservatism -- United States.
Debts, Public -- United States.
Fiscal policy -- United States.
Fundamentalism -- Political aspects.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political corruption.
Political culture -- Southern States (U.S.)
Political culture -- Southern States.
Religion and politics.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
Southern States (U.S.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1951-
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2001-2009.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
LC no. 2005056361
ISBN 067003486X
Other Titles Peril and politics of radical religion, oil, and borrowed money in the 21st century