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The Rise and Fall of Neoconservatism (Cato Unbound)
Damon Linker, C. Bradley Thompson, Patrick Deneen, Douglas Rasmussen - Mar 07, 2011
Neoconservatism is perhaps the slipperiest of current intellectual trends. Its adherents downplay the term itself, calling neoconservatism variously a "persuasion," a "mode of thinking," or even a "mood." Our lead essayist this month begs to differ. Drawing on his recent book Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea, C. Bradley Thompson claims that...
The Constitution states that “no religious test” may keep a candidate from aspiring to political office. Yet, since John F. Kennedy used the phrase to deflect concerns about his Catholicism, the public has largely avoided probing candidates’ religious beliefs. Is it true, however, that a candidate’s religious convictions should be off-limits to pub...
Religion and Politics, Home and Abroad (Cato Unbound)
Andrew Sullivan, Mark Lilla, Philip Jenkins, Damon Linker - Oct 08, 2007
Americans are among the most religious people in the wealthy, democratic West. Yet we are not only comfortable, but proud, of the independence of church and state. Are we bound to fumble in our foreign policy if we cannot understand why the politics of equality, liberty, toleration, and democracy fit so uneasily with the explicitly religious politi...