Blind Faith, US Foreign Policy as Religion.

This article originated as a book review for Walter A. McDougall’s, The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy, How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest. Subsequently I decided to use that book as an outline for considering our current international policy, and what that might mean for the United States’ role in the world.

Since Robert Bellah wrote his first article, Civil Religion in America, historians…