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.
Paul Johnson and Christopher Hitchens's new books on the Founding Fathers.
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.
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