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The Theocons Are Coming! The Theocons Are Coming!

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Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) April 23, 2014: The classic book about the theocons is Damon Linker's The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege (2006).

 

However, in the hope of rallying theocons to turn out the vote for Republican candidates in the upcoming 2014 mid-term elections, and perhaps also in the 2016 elections, Joseph Bottum, a former editor of the paleo-conservative Catholic magazine First Things, has published a new book: An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America (2014). His title is designed to call to mind Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

 

 

CONTEXTUALIZING JOSEPH BOTTUM

 

 

Basically, there are two kinds of practicing Roman Catholics in the United States today:

 

(1) the paleo-conservative Catholics and

 

(2) the non-paleo-conservative Catholics.

 

The paleo-conservative Catholics tend to read the magazines First Things and the National Review.

 

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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...)
 

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