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God and War: American Civil Religion since 1945 Hardcover – June 13, 2012
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About the Author
RAYMOND HABERSKI JR. is an associate professor of history at Marian University. He is the author of several books, including It’s Only a Movie: Films and Critics in American Culture, The Miracle Case: Film Censorship and the Supreme Court, and Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture.
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The final chapter was vexatious in concluding with the affirmation that "while prone to manipulation, civil religion is also the only way to acknowledge that we need to believe in something worthy of the sacrifices that have been and will continue to be made in the name of the nation". What nonsense to read this after the recitation throughout the tome of the ways organized religion, and its handmaiden civil religion have led the country to commit repeated acts of folly in its relations with other nations. The author has exposed the folly but shuns the conclusion that civil religion (and its source: faith based entities) have been proximate causes.