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One Nation Under God?

The words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and the phrase “In God we trust” on the back of a dollar bill haven’t been there as long as most Americans might think. Those references were inserted in the 1950s during the Eisenhower administration, the same decade that the National Prayer Breakfast was launched, according to writer Kevin Kruse. His new book is One Nation Under God. Here is an interview with Kruse from Fresh Air.

And here is Kruse in a KCRW debate with: 

Kevin Kruse, Princeton University
Gary Smith, Grove City College
Alan Cooperman, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Mary Ellen Sikes, Secular Majority

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