Interview: Kevin Kruse, Author Of ‘One Nation Under God’ : NPR

Posted: 2015/04/10 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video

via Interview: Kevin Kruse, Author Of ‘One Nation Under God’ : NPR. (30min audio)

“According to the conventional narrative, the Soviet Union discovered the bomb and the United States rediscovered God,” Kruse says. “In order to push back against the atheistic communism of the Soviet Union, Americans re-embraced a religious identity. That plays a small role here, but … there’s actually a longer arc. That Cold War consensus actually helps to paper over a couple decades of internal political struggles in the United States. If you look at the architects of this language … the state power that they’re worried most about is not the Soviet regime in Moscow, but rather the New Deal and Fair Deal administrations in Washington, D.C.”

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