America Fifty/Fifty

From the October 2001 Print Edition

G. K. Chesterton’s famous description of the United States as “a nation with the soul of a church” was never more apt than during the 2000 presidential campaign. Religion was in the limelight from the moment that George W. Bush named Jesus as his favorite political philosopher to the . . . . Continue Reading »

It’s the Culture, Stupid!

From the April 1994 Print Edition

What really happened in the 1992 presidential election? And what does it tell us about American politics at the turn of the century? Although postmortems are always a tricky business, interpreting the 1992 election is particularly so. The defeat of an incumbent President, the election of the first . . . . Continue Reading »