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Allen Hertzke is the Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. He is author of several books, including Representing God in Washington (University of Tennessee Press, 1988), an award-winning analysis of religious lobbies, which has been issued in a Chinese-language translation; Echoes of Discontent (Congressional Quarterly, 1993), an account of church-rooted populist movements; and, as co-author, Religion and Politics in America (Westview Press, 2004), a comprehensive text on faith and politics, now in its third edition. His most recent book is Freeing God's Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004).