Review: Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft

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Religion Statecraft5.0 out of 5 stars Need Undersecretary of State for Culture & Religious Dialog

August 4, 2007

Douglas Johnston

Amazon sometimes eats reviews when editions change. I bought and read this at the same time that I bought and read the same author’s book on “Faith-Based Diplomacy,” and I just want to say, after reading the books and also hearing him speak, he is on to something very very important. I believe that we need an Undersecretary of State for Cultural and Religious Affairs just as we need an Undesecretary of State for Democracy and an Undersecretary of Defense for Peacekeeping. America is completely out of touch with the world, and genuine faith, not the American Fascist faith of the fundamentalist right, is a compelling moral advantage that we have lost sight of.

Here are some other books I recommend:
Faith-Based Diplomacy: Trumping Realpolitik
God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It (Plus)
The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right
The Republican War on Science
Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America

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