RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 64565613 LA English T1 American theocracy : the peril and politics of radical religion, oil, and borrowed money in the 21st century A1 Phillips, Kevin,, PB Viking PP New York YR 2006 SN 067003486X 9780670034864 9780739471883 0739471880 AB Former Republican strategist Phillips takes an uncompromising view of the political coalition, led by radical religion, that is driving America to the brink of disaster. From Ancient Rome to the British Empire, Phillips demonstrates that every world-dominating power has been brought down by a related set of causes: a lethal combination of global over-reach, militant religion, resource problems, and ballooning debt. It is this same axis of ills that has come to define America's political and economic identity in the past decade. Military miscalculations in the Middle East, the surge of fundamentalist religion, the staggering national debt, the costs of U.S. oil dependence--together these factors are undermining our nation's security, solvency, and standing in the world. If left unchecked, the same forces will bring a debt-bloated, preachy, energy-starved America to its knees.--From publisher description.