Daniel Lazare is the author of, most recently, The Velvet Coup:
The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the Decline of American
Democracy (Verso).He is currently at work on a
book about the politics of Christianity, Judaism and Islam for Pantheon.
New York City
Although revered in certain circles as something close to holy writ, Edward W.
ABOLITION, A CLASS-FREE ENDEAVOR
On May 22, 1787, nine Quakers and three Anglicans gathered in a London print shop with the express purpose of doing something about the international slave trade.
"Our government makes no sense unless it is founded on a deeply felt religious faith--and I don't care what it is." Thus spoke the noted theologian Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day in 1954.
WAKE ME UP--PLEASE!
For most of his half-century-long career, Samuel Huntington, professor of government at Harvard, has made a point of telling the US ruling elite what it has most wanted to hear.
'TENDENTIOUS' ON TOCQUEVILLE
Port Jefferson, NY
Along with the Bible and Moby-Dick, Alexis de Tocqueville's
Democracy in America has got to be one of the world's