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Capitalism and Christianity, American style

Capitalism and Christianity, American style Critical Discourse Studies Vol. 6, No. 3, August 2009, 227 – 229 BOOK REVIEW Capitalism and Christianity, American style, by William E. Connolly, Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2008, 174 pp., $21.95, ISBN-10 0822342723, ISBN-13 780822342724 Cowboy capitalism and the Christian right have formed an unholy alliance propelling the US Empire to dastardly deeds. Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Novel and other neo- liberal talk show hosts prepare the constituency to hear the story of divinely inspired self- regulated market in minimalist state while assigning blame to the State for each market excess or failure (p. 26). Evangelical fundamentalism links the ‘promise of Armageddon to neglect of the future of the earth’ (p. 114). Evangelical-cowboy capitalism has propelled the Empire into ‘reckless invasion of Iraq by George W. Bush despite worldwide protests before it started’: ‘Fox News is poised to defame any individual or group that delivers a critical message’ while defending the rise in police surveillance, prison budgets, slashing money for education, healthcare, welfare and ignores results in the environmental destruction of soil erosion, water pollution and global warming (pp. 142 – 144). This is the tragic scenario of the neo-conservative Bush alignment with the Christian right that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Critical Discourse Studies Taylor & Francis

Capitalism and Christianity, American style

Critical Discourse Studies , Volume 6 (3): 3 – Aug 1, 2009
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright David M. Boje
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1740-5912
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10.1080/17405900902974936
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Critical Discourse Studies Vol. 6, No. 3, August 2009, 227 – 229 BOOK REVIEW Capitalism and Christianity, American style, by William E. Connolly, Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2008, 174 pp., $21.95, ISBN-10 0822342723, ISBN-13 780822342724 Cowboy capitalism and the Christian right have formed an unholy alliance propelling the US Empire to dastardly deeds. Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Novel and other neo- liberal talk show hosts prepare the constituency to hear the story of divinely inspired self- regulated market in minimalist state while assigning blame to the State for each market excess or failure (p. 26). Evangelical fundamentalism links the ‘promise of Armageddon to neglect of the future of the earth’ (p. 114). Evangelical-cowboy capitalism has propelled the Empire into ‘reckless invasion of Iraq by George W. Bush despite worldwide protests before it started’: ‘Fox News is poised to defame any individual or group that delivers a critical message’ while defending the rise in police surveillance, prison budgets, slashing money for education, healthcare, welfare and ignores results in the environmental destruction of soil erosion, water pollution and global warming (pp. 142 – 144). This is the tragic scenario of the neo-conservative Bush alignment with the Christian right that

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Published: Aug 1, 2009

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