Evangelical Amnesia

From the October 2007 Print Edition

In a well-known 1922 sermon, Harry Emerson Fosdick threw down the gauntlet to fundamentalism when he demanded whether “anybody has the right to deny the Christian name to those who differ with him.” In words that could have been lifted from the editorial page of today’s New York . . . . Continue Reading »

Reclaiming Natural Law

From the November 1997 Print Edition

Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law by J. Budziszewski InterVarsity Press, 240 pages, $14.99 A Preserving Grace: Protestants, Catholics and Natural Law edited by Michael Cromartie Eerdmans, 195 pages, $20 In the preface to A Preserving Grace , Michael Cromartie of the Ethics and Public . . . . Continue Reading »

The New Populism

From the January 1994 Print Edition

Echoes of Discontent: Jesse Jackson, Pat Robertson, and the Resurgence of Populism by Allen D. Hertzke CQ Press, 293 pages, $29.95 In a recent book about the 1992 elections, two veteran political correspondents describe an electorate in a nasty mood, “as mad as hell.” The fact of the . . . . Continue Reading »

Declinism—and Fall?

From the March 1992 Print Edition

Why America Doesn’t Work by Chuck Colson and Jack Eckerd Word Publishing, 227 pages, $16.99 In Why America Doesn’t Work, Charles Colson and Jack Eckerd retell the Jay Leno joke about a character dressed up as Uncle Sam who can’t linger for an interview because he’s on his . . . . Continue Reading »

Beyond Liberty

From the April 1991 Print Edition

This Hemisphere of Liberty: A Philosophy of the Americas by Michael Novak AEI Press, 153 pages, $18.95 We are nearly two years into the post-Cold War era”an era as yet without a name”and we have awakened to the sobering reality that democracy is easier to desire than it is to sustain. . . . . Continue Reading »