The story behind "One nation under God" and "In God we trust"
In his book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, author Kevin Kruse asserts that the underlying movement behind inserting "under God" into the pledge was an effort by corporate America to instill in the minds of the people that capitalism and free enterprise were heavenly blessed. Kruse said that this runs contrary to an oft-cited explanation that inserting the phrase was a cold war response to Godless communism.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
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How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious RevivalMarch 30, 2015 3:29 PM ET
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