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The fading WASP

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Today's Wall Street Journal has an interesting story, That Bright, Dying Star, the American WASP, about the long decline of the influence of the Protestant elite.

"The fact that we're going to zero Protestants in the [Supreme} Court may not be as significant as the fact that [Elena Kagan's] appointment perfectly reflects the decline of the Establishment, or the WASP Establishment, in America," said David Campbell, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame."

With so many Catholics at the pinnacle of office - in politics and business, are we at a tipping point ourselves?

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