Avoid The Armageddon Factor

The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada by Marci McDonald (Random House, $32, 419 pages)

Paul Tuns

If you deliberately set out to write a bad book you would have a hard time outdoing Marci McDonald, whose The Armageddon Factor is so comprehensively awful that there is no reason whatsoever to ever read it. The long-time journalist has set her sights on exposing the rise of the Religious Right in Canada and its supposed coziness with Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, but the book is so rife with errors and misleading arguments that it is completely void of merit.