[the] Bible--the most influential indictment of pharisees, courtiers, and tyrants ever printed.Kevin Phillips The Cousin's Wars 1999. Basic Books p 48.
The book is about the ideological and cultural continuities between the English Civil War, the American Revolution and the US Civil War. The immediate context of the quote is how the high literacy rate in largely Puritan eastern England was a major contributor to the struggle by Parliament against Charles I.
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