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The Convert's Neurosis: 

2 oz rye, for American integralism 
.25 oz Chartreuse, for a fixation on Latin and a Church that does not change 
1 tsp simple syrup, for the simpletons who have not read enough Congar 
2 dashes lemon bitters, for a sour and Pharisaical soul 

Stir and strain into a coupe with an absinthe rinse, for neurosis. Garnish with a lemon twist.

(Lightly adapted from the Carthusian sazerac)

Nathaniel Peters is executive director of the Morningside Institute and a lecturer at Columbia University.

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