Wednesday, April 16, 2008

God and Gold

A book a patron asked for: God and Gold, by Walter Russell Mead (a Council on Foreign Relations scholar).

Kirkus Reviews: A Council on Foreign Relations scholar examines the biggest geopolitical story of modern times: the birth, rise and continuing growth of Anglo-American power.For the past 400 years, notwithstanding the continually renewed opposition from the rest of the world, the Anglo-Americans, with the British handing the baton to the United States, have emerged from every conflict more powerful. Finally, he explains why they have been so consistently wrong in believing that their mix of commerce, Christianity, the English language and democratic institutions would convert all opponents and put an end to all strife.

At the CFR website, I found an excerpt from the book.

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