Red, White, Blue, and Brimstone: New World Literature and the American Millennium

The Book of Revelation has always been something of a Rorschach test—especially in America. In the short history of the nation, probably no other book has justified as many soap-box sermons and hare-brained schemes as it has, and perhaps none ever will. But neither has any book produced a more profound vision of America’s hopes, duties, dreams, and destiny.