In both Britain and the United States predominant values are now secular and cross-culturally aware. Yet both countries have inherited a God-given sense of unique mission. This lies at the root of their national character - the sacred myth of Anglo-American identity. In England, Church and the State were two sides of the same coin. The early Americans believed they were, like the Jews in the Old Testament, God's chosen people. The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington have given a new urgency to some of the hottest topics of the 21st century. What makes America so strong and yet so vulnerable? Why do the British and Americans so often stand shoulder to shoulder? What are the real roots of their common history? This topical and deeply revealing book about national identity and its religious roots is even more relevant with recent developments in world affairs.