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Pat Robertson

Sure, you know Pat Robertson’s politics and you know he has been one of the most influential and wealthy proponents of the prosperity gospel of the past 30 years, but did you also know that he has tax-sheltered for-profit mining companies set up in the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands that plunder diamonds and gold from war-torn African nations? And, to support those companies, he peddles his political influence to lobby for thugs such as Charles Taylor? Well, then. You really should read Bill Sizemore’s profile of the man in the Virginia Quarterly Review—a profile that Robertson is none too happy about.