1989’s The Armageddon Crazy is a standalone near-future novel by Mick Farren.
The Crash of 1998 was deliberately engineered by banks who hoped to unseat the Democrats. The Panic of 1999 was an unintended consequence. A surprisingly fragile economy imploded. The consequence of that: President Faithful’s victory in 2000. No longer do Americans have to languish under a two party system! Now they can enjoy living under a brutal theocracy.
A brutal, incompetent theocracy.
Spoilers for a book well out of print.