i recently read Marci McDonald's book The Armageddon Factor 'The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada' ...if you live in Canada you've probably heard of it on the CBC, Marci McDonald did the interview rounds there and beyond in the Canadian media.

In it Marci McDonald ties together many loose ends to weave a historical account of the people who are leading the charge toward theocracy in Canada and the events that have transpired to get us into the situstion that exists today. The Armageddon Factor attempts by way of short biographies to show the interlocking histories of different Canadian theo-cons and the connections to their richer more bombastic American brethren. The interlocking connections would do an LA freeway designer proud.

If you haven't read it yet, Marci McDonald is syndicating some great portions of it at TheTyee each day, please check it out. Here's a link to a list of her entire series there. This daily dose of small chuncks might be the best way to eat such an elephantine topic. The huge scale of the topic like 'The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada', the amount of research, the interwoven organizations, the depressing advances of 'the believers' would challange any writer-reporter Marci McDonald did a great job but don't expect a page turner.

The Armageddon Factor is an important book for all Canadians to read as soon as possible, a lot of shit is going down behind the scenes, and Marci McDonald's in depth study can serve as a program to follow the theo-con actors and their actions.