Saturday, April 22, 2006

Jeffrey Hart, the Republican Party and the Pro-Life Movement

I gave up blogging (mostly) for Lent, so hopefully my readers will understand if, out of curiousity and interest, I resume blogging on topics others have long since discussed. =)

In "The Jeffrey Hart Debate - American Conservatism at a Crossroads?" (Religion and Liberty April 22, 2006), I revisit a somewhat heated intramural debate among American conservatives sparked by Jeffrey Hart's essay "The Burke Habit: Prudence, skepticism and 'unbought grace'" (Wall Street Journal Dec. 25, 2005), with responses by Jonah Goldberg and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review, Roger Kimball of The New Criterion; Fr. Gerry Murray (St. Vincent de Paul, NYC), and Fr. Richard J. Neuhaus and Jody Bottum of First Things, touching on (among other things) the Republican Party's relationship to the pro-life movement.

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