The Politics of Salvation

WILL THE ELECTION BE DECIDED BY WORKS OR BY FAITH?

"It’s the economy, stupid!” Or is it?

This slogan from the 1992 Clinton campaign no doubt seems more relevant than ever after the financial meltdown. And there is, of course, a sense in which the dynamics of the global economy are fundamental to the current presidential race. But if economics is changing the political map, the competing narratives of the presidential candidates are being written at quite a different level, one with...

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Anthony Mansueto is dean of communications and humanities at the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano, Texas. In January 2009, he will become associate professor of global studies at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.