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Who Is Harry Sylvester?

From the March 2007 Print Edition

If the Ministry of Truth had devoted their full attention to obliterating the memory of Harry Sylvester, his elimination from the public consciousness could not have been more total. Born in 1908, Sylvester seemed by the 1930s set for a career as a Major Catholic Writer. After graduating from Notre . . . . Continue Reading »

Strange Spirits

From the December 2005 Print Edition

Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality By Leigh Eric Schmidt HarperSanFrancisco, 352 pages, $26.95 Where two or three Americans are gathered, they will sooner or later discuss religion. In blue states and cities, the tone of the conversation normally resembles that of worried Londoners . . . . Continue Reading »