Empire Falls


American Theocracy

The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century

Kevin Phillips

Viking, $26.95, 428 pp.
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Augustine composed The City of God sixteen centuries ago, but its scathing survey of Rome’s waning imperial culture still seems fresh, especially his...

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About the Author

Eugene McCarraher is associate professor of humanities and history at Villanova University. He is completing The Enchantments of Mammon: Corporate Capitalism and the American Moral Imagination.