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The Holy Land

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What if Americans were the terrorists, and a more civilized superpower found it necessary to put us down? What if contemporary Christian ministers preached salvation through murder of non-believing foreigners, and the US government recruited child suicide-assassins for this purpose? If you were an American living in such a crazed society, what would you do? If you were a c ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Polaris Books (first published September 3rd 2003)
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Mike
Jan 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
So a friend of mine recommended this book to me saying that this was one of his favorite books and he thought it was quite amusing. I, however, had a different experience...

This book basically beats you over the head with satire as it tries to present the Iraq war in a sci-fi sort of way. In this universe, the US is considered to be a primitive nation (compared to all the highly intelligent alien races) with stereotypical tea party, Jesus loving, republicans leading it. The citizens are either s
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Will
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Found this on a list of "21 Conservative Authors to read at the beach."

Apparently this is supposed to be a "funhouse mirror" portrayal of TheMiddleEast and the War On Terror. In that case, it is bound to misfire. The "liberal" public will see the book's "ChristianFundamentalistTerrorists" as not stand-ins for al-Qaeda, but as an accurate portrayal of Christians. And "the idiot who praises in enthusiastic tone/ All continents but this, and every culture but his own" will see the arrogance and s
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