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Harper, "The Fate of Rome"

Here’s a new book from Princeton University Press, The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, by University of Oklahoma classicist Kyle Harper. 282 more words

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Whyte, "Hoover"

I’ve often thought that Herbert Hoover is an under-appreciated and under-studied figure. One of the great humanitarians of the twentieth century, whose executive skill was essential in feeding millions in Europe after World War I, he is, I suspect, unfairly assigned too much blame for the Great Depression. 347 more words

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Schewel, "Seven Ways of Looking at Religion"

Religious freedom is, to put it as neutrally as one can, a contested concept nowadays. One reason for the controversy is that our culture, and therefore our law, no longer agrees exactly what religion is. 215 more words

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Matthew Hale on the Law of Nature (Postema, ed.)

It is impossible really to understand the American church-state arrangement without knowing something about the English Civil War, which loomed so large in the Framers’ imagination. 394 more words

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Poole, "Milton and the Making of Paradise Lost"

Besides being one of the greatest poets in the English language, John Milton was a major public figure, an official in the Commonwealth government and a political writer whose works addressed many church-state issues, including divorce laws (he favored their liberalization) and religious toleration (he favored that. 295 more words

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Shea, "Newman's Early Roman Catholic Legacy"

Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman, whose Feast Day has just passed by (October 9–the date of his conversion), was one of the most interesting, penetrating, and important minds by which the Church has been graced. 357 more words

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Kukla, "Patrick Henry"

Patrick Henry: committed anti-federalist and constitutional skeptic, brilliant orator and attorney, and eloquent expositor of the Washingtonian view of Christianity and civil religion. Here is a new biography, … 275 more words

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