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My new book, The End of Secularism, came out a few days ago. I doubt it would have been written had Wlady Pleszczynski not reached out to a young writer several years ago and given him a chance.
The book is a hard critique of secularism (defined as public life without God). In it, I demonstrate that secularism is not neutral, doesn’t solve the problem of religious difference, and is not some kind of super rational public philosophy to trump all the rest. Along the way, I examine the politico-religious history of the west, the American founding, the so-called “war” between religion and science, and an underreported story of church-state mixing in Alabama I first wrote about for this web site in 2003. The Alabama story shows that secularists aren’t principled. They applaud religious political action from the left and condemn it from the right.
If you have ever tired of hearing men like Robert Reich, Garry Wills, or the New Atheists act as though Christians pose some kind of existential threat to freedom, this is the book for you.
Thanks again to Wlady for giving me my first chance way back when.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?