God and Gold

Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World

Walter Russell Mead

RRP: £10.99

1 August 2008

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843547259

RRP: £4.99

4 September 2014

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782396000

Economist Books of the Year, 2007
Financial Times Books of the Year, 2007

God and Gold is a brilliantly stimulating and provocative look at why, for over 300 years, the Anglo-Saxon powers have dominated the world economically and militarily.

For four hundred years, Britain, America and their allies have dominated the world both militarily and economically. They have won the wars – the hot wars, the cold wars and the trade wars – time and again; and yet the battle for hearts and minds has proved far harder to win. In God and Gold, Walter Russell Mead examines why this has been the case and what the overwhelming ascendancy and concentration of power in the hands of ‘les Anglo-Saxons’ has meant for the direction of world history. In so doing, he sheds scintillating new light on the current political, economic and cultural climate, and suggests where we might be heading from here.