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Peter L. Berger

The Catholic Mind Of Rick Santorum

While I’ve been engrossed in other minor matters over the past few days, I’ve been fascinated with the sudden rise of Rick Santorum’s Republican presidential bid over the past few weeks. As a Catholic I’m supposed to be treating Santorum’s campaign with respect because of his pro-life credentials, his general family values, and his espousal of subsidiarity. Although I attend to these issues and more when I evaluate my candidates, as an intellectual historian I also look at their long arc of development—the things that seem to occupy their minds and hearts as well as their public political personae. With Read more