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Religion, Politics, and the New Obtuseness

Liberals in a tizzy over religious voters and Bush's reelection need a refresher course on the American tradition of religious expression in the political arena.

11:00 PM, Nov 29, 2004 • By CLAUDIA WINKLER
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Ideas like these are not idiosyncrasies of Lincoln's or curiosities unique to the letter to Mrs. Gurney (you can read the full text here)and the Second Inaugural. They're not even the property of great figures long past. For intelligent contemporary discussion of such fare--indeed, to move beyond first-aid--for a serious antidote to our current obtuseness about religion and politics in America--subscribe to the splendid monthly magazine devoted to these matters, First Things.

Claudia Winkler is a managing editor at The Weekly Standard.