American politics is increasingly driven by apocalyptic rhetoric. The religious right foretells an end of time battle between good and evil, but their voices are only the most obvious of several strains of apocalyptic thought. Immigration reformers, financial elites, and environmentalists all present doomsday scenarios. This book examines their rhetoric, narratives, and policy agendas as well as mainstream media treatment. Highlighting possible adverse consequences of such politics for our freedom and quality of life, the book suggests alternative policy agendas, religious and philosophical discourses, cultural framing and modes of daily living in an effort to defuse what it takes to be a divisive politics that paradoxically increases the very risks it highlights.