By Christopher DeMuth, Yuval Levin
Faith and the yank destiny is a full of life, discovered discussion at the function of faith in American society. The participants increase their voices against the tide of cynicism and constraint that frequently overwhelms faith in public lifestyles and argue that tolerance, appreciate, and unfastened expression needs to outline the way forward for faith in the US.
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This essay is an investigation of these questions. It begins with a description of the major religious communities in the United States and of how they voted in the 2004 election. Next, it glances back to the 1988 election to see how faith-based politics was different at that time. Finally, it reviews the religious and issue bases for the major-party voter coalitions. This information, along with the 2006 election results, is used to evaluate two scenarios for the future of faith-based politics: a continuation of cultural conflict or its decline.
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37. ” New Criterion 24 (January 2006): 10. 38. “I am trying to imagine under what novel features despotism may appear in the world. In the first place, I see an innumerable multitude of men, alike and equal, constantly circling around in pursuit of the petty and banal pleasure with which they glut their souls. Each one of them, withdrawn into himself, is almost unaware of the fate of the rest. . ” Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, trans. George Lawrence, ed. J. P. Mayer (New York: Anchor Books, 1969), 691–92.
Religion and the American Future by Christopher DeMuth, Yuval Levin