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PROPHETIC SPIRIT AND IMPERIAL AMERICA

by Gerry McCarthy

Religion, Politics, and the Christian Right

There’s a point in his new book Religion, Politics, and the Christian Right when Princeton University professor Mark Lewis Taylor draws a passage from author Bob Woodward’s book Bush at War. Taylor says the words remind us of President George W. Bush’s most natural language regarding his power. “I’m the commander –see, I don’t need to explain– I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don’t feel like I owe anybody an explanation.”

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