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. With an eye on the past and a searing vision of the future, Phillips has written a book that no American can afford to ignore.
©2006 Kevin Phillips; (P)2006 Penguin Audio, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
"Will strike chords among those troubled by our current political moment." (Publishers Weekly)
"Horrid...drivel" Just wish I'd read that review. Slanted, out of date and selective in it's "facts".
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