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Essays by

Paul Gleason

 

The Picture in Her Mind

In her famous essays on the Sixties and Seventies, Joan Didion surveyed a society on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

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Articles of Faith

Americans supposedly agree on certain truths. Timeless, universal and famously self-evident, they are the dearest tenets of what the sociologist Robert Bellah called “civil religion in America.”

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The Wildness of Things

Marilynne Robinson is a Christian in a country that increasingly isn’t. She belongs to the American “mainline,” a collection of Protestant denominations with deep roots […]

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