First Things Aug/Sept 2012 No. 225

THE  PUBLIC  SQUARE LETTERS OPINIONS

ESSAYS
3     Defending Religious Liberty by R. R. Reno
8     Christian  societies, Materiality matters, etc.
17     Cordially, Richard John Neuhaus by Randy Boyagoda
19     Yeshiva Lessons by Charles]. Chaput
22     The Holy Spirit Did Preside by Michael Novak
25     Unsustainable  Liberalism by Patrick]. Deneen
33     The Art of Liberty by Daniel J. Mahoney
35     Public Life Without  Political Theory by Paul J. Griffiths
39     Freedom by Association  by Michael W. McConnell
45     Conscience and Coercion by Thomas Pink

REVIEWS
53     A History  of Violence by Robert Muchembled
reviewed by William T. Cavanaugh
56     Demonic Desires
by Ishay Rosen-Zvi
reviewed by Shalom Carmy
59     The Accordian Family
by Katherine S. Newman
reviewed by Naomi  Schaefer Riley
62     The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq
reviewed by Santiago Ramos
64     Francis of Assisi
by Augustine Thompson
reviewed by Carlos Eire

66     Briefly Noted

While We’re At It
67     Colson, California, Arius, etc. by David Mills

The Back Page
72     Death the Stranger by David Bentley Hart

POETRY     Min Chaobin  (p. 31),
Brian Doyle (p. 38),
A. M. Juster (p. 51)

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