Novak: The Rise of Unmeltable Ethnics, Part I

It is hard to believe that thirty-five years have gone by since the long summer of 1971, when I was writing the first edition of The Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics (published in April 1972). The world has changed a great deal since then. Some of the goals I set out to promote in that book came to . . . . Continue Reading »

Douthat: The Dems’ Religion Problem

Jody already remarked on the new Pew survey showing that while Americans are less inclined to call the GOP “friendly” to religion than they were two years ago (down from 55 to 47 percent), they’re much less likely to call the Democrats religion-friendly, with just 26 percent . . . . Continue Reading »

Scarpa Conference

The Villanova University School of Law, where I teach, will sponsor the first annual Scarpa Conference on Catholic Legal Studies on Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Connelly Center at Villanova University beginning at 9:00 a.m. The topic for the conference is "From John Paul II to Benedict . . . . Continue Reading »

Bottum: Review This

The Associated Press carried an item yesterday ¯here’s a copy from Forbes ¯that mentioned First Things . Actually, it was an unimportant wire story about Supreme Court justices’ required financial statements for 2005. It did contain this sentence, however: "Scalia . . . . Continue Reading »

George and Lee: Response to Barr II

(This post was written by Patrick Lee and Robert P. George.) We are grateful to Stephen Barr for continuing the conversation with us about the doctrine of the resurrection of the body. We wish to stress that we hold our view, as Professor Barr holds his, as merely probable . The resurrection is a . . . . Continue Reading »

Reno: Best Schools for Theology

U.S. New & World Report has just published its annual rankings of higher education. In addition to calling the horse race for No. 1 university, the magazine also puts out rankings of graduate programs. By their reckoning, the best place to study political theory is Harvard. Harvard is tied with . . . . Continue Reading »

Bottum: The Parties and Religion

As the Power Line blog points out, you’d be hard pressed to find a greater opposition in headlines than the ones about the new Pew study on politics and religion. The New York Times has it: "In Poll, G.O.P. Slips as a Friend of Religion." And the Washington Times insists: "Few . . . . Continue Reading »