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During 2011, First Things published over 400 original articles in our On the Square section. The following were the top ten most read:

1. Uncredentialed Wonder , Elizabeth Scalia

2. How to Destroy a Culture in 5 Easy Steps , Joe Carter

3. The Fountainhead of Satanism , Joe Carter

4. Palin and the Prudes , Elizabeth Scalia

5. Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Aquinas: An Imagined Encounter , J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

6. Moments After America , Elizabeth Scalia

7. Gosnell Headlines? Gone, Baby, Gone! , Elizabeth Scalia

8. A Journalism Lesson for the New Yorker , Joe Carter

9. The Terrifying Tim Tebow , Elizabeth Scalia

10. Aggie Catholic Renaissance , George Weigel

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