When I was growing up, I wanted to write like Leon Wieseltier. I also wanted to play baseball like Carl Yastrzemski. Both desires came up against the reality that I lacked the talent my dreams inspired. Fortunately, we can still read Wiesletier's elegant writings and from the start of the controversy about the planned mosque in lower Manhattan, I knew that Leon would not only write the last word, but the definitive word, on the subject. Here it is.
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In This Issue
- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
- Editorial: Pope Francis' exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm
- Philippine church takes lead on Francis' environmental encyclical
- Special Section Preview: Social Justice
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