God Is Not Neutral: Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy after 9/11

Bacevich, Andrew J.; Prodromou, Elizabeth H.
January 2004
Orbis;Winter2004, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p43
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of religion in the U.S. foreign policy after the September 11, 2001 attacks. It suggests that the set of policy prescriptions aimed at transforming the U.S. national security strategy after the attacks were fused with the evangelical conception of justice. It states that the U.S. administration headed by President George W. Bush used religion as an instrument to provide the moral justification for a strategy of empire. It notes that the Bush administration is not the first to use religion in the U.S. foreign policy rather it has been a discernible subtext in American statecraft since the end of the Cold War. The 9/11 events provided President Bush an opportunity to use religion as the framework to wage his global war on terror.


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