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Religion in Politics; Politics in Religion

- Abstract

Perhaps it is a fair indication of the national mood that each of the parties’ 1988 nominees for President is a more or less non-ideological,
pragmatic, managerial type, who does not evince more than a faint tinge of religiosity, and who does not have an



About the Author

Wilfred M. McClay, who holds the SunTrust Chair of Excellence in the Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, contributed “Is Conservatism Finished?” to the January COMMENTARY. His latest book is Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past.