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Religious Liberty Abroad: Where is Obama?


While the USCCB seems more interested in the plight of Christians at Hobby Lobby than the plight of Christians in the Holy Land (with the exception of Bishop Pates), Yleem Poblete, writing at American Thinker, makes the case for Obama to appoint, at long last, a new ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Ms. Poblete is a new fellow at the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies where I serve as a visiting fellow.

MSW on Marsden


My review of George Marsden's wonderful book, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief, has been published at the Los Angeles Review of Books. You can find it here. You can also listen to a fine interview with Marsden conducted by Art Remillard of St. Francis University by clicking here. And, most importantly, I cannot strongly enough urge readers to get Marsden's book and read it. 


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