TOUCHSTONE Vol. 25 No. 3 May/June 2012

3  The Welfare Snare: Christian Conflict with the Liberal State Is by Design
by James Hitchcock

4  Party Over Time: Unfortunately We Were Right in 2003
by S. M. Hutchens

6     If They Perish: The Missing Piece of the Middle East
by James Kushiner

FEATURES
30     Student Assembly:Today’s Mass Education Pushes Children
Away from Virtue into Mere Hygiene by Anthony Esolen
Learning  vs. Deep Folly

36   The Soul  of Liberty
Calls for Freedom) Democracy & Secularism End Up with None of the Above
by Hunter Baker

44   About  Face
Why I’m Not on Facebook:  An Open Letter to Christian College Students
by Steve Baarendse

COLUMNS & VIEWS
13  CONTOURS OF CULTURE
Musical  Measures
by Ken Myers

14 FIRST BOOKS
You Decide!
by Kathie Johnson

16 ILLUMINATIONS
In the Key of Christ
by Anthony Esolen

18  A Rabbi’s  Error
Patrick Henry Reardon
on Jonathan Sacks’s Mistake About Christians

19  Just  Sayin’
Thomas Howard
on What We Used to Know vs. What We Know Now

22     The Way of the Class
S.M. Hutchens
on Suffering Education as a Discipline from God

23 Mars Hill Travelers
David Marshall
on a Taoist, a Stoic & the Awareness of God

26     Interfaith Ignorance
Patrick Gray
on Religious Illiteracy & Its Discontents

51     INTERVIEW
The Centurion
Prison Fellowship Founder Charles Colson)s
Final Mission for Christian Faith & Culture
by James M. Kushiner

55     America’s  Theologian
The Theology  of Jonathan Edwards
by Michael]. McClymond and
Gerald R McDermott reviewed by S.M. Hutchens

56     Life on Purpose
The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God by Dan Barker
Surprised by Meaning: Science, Faith, and How We Make Sense of Things
by Alister E. McGrath
reviewed by Logan Paul Gage

58     Silenced  Partner Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life
by Michael A. Flannery
reviewed by TERRY SCAMBRAY

59     Knowledge  Revival
Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the
Re-enchantment of Education
by Stratford CAldecott

62  A THOUSAND WORDS Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man
Mary Elizabeth Podles

64  As IT IS WRITTEN …
The Victorious Procession of Christ
Patrick Henry Reardon

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