the unlikely story of how America slipped the surly bonds of earth & came to
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New Age "Asiatic" thought ... is establishing itself as the
hegemonic ideology of global capitalism. ( Zizek)
On the far right is a still obscure but, Phillips says, rapidly growing group of "Christian Reconstructionists" who believe in a "Taliban-like" reversal of women's rights, who describe the separation of church and state as a "myth" and who call openly for a theocratic government shaped by Christian doctrine. A much larger group of Protestants, perhaps as many as a third of the population, claims to believe in the supposed biblical prophecies of an imminent "rapture" -- the return of Jesus to the world and the elevation of believers to heaven.
American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury by Kevin Phillips
Clear and Present Dangers, a review in The New York Times by Alan Brinkley, March 19, 2006. The book will be released in the coming week.