puritans

Books

A time to shout and a time to whisper

There’s a place in society for prophetic denunciation. There’s also a place for restraint.

Books

The United States of intoxication

A review of Susan Cheever

18th-century colonists drank beer with breakfast and continued throughout the day, with average consumption twice as high as today’s.

Books

The Congregationalist burden

Margaret Bendroth intends to rescue liberal Protestants from scholarly anonymity and the disdain that accompanies numerical decline.

Books

The Cousins' War, by Kevin Phillips

The 20th century has ended much as it began, with ethnic hostilities in the Balkans, sectarian violence in China, a change of power in South Africa, "reform" in Russia and economic power in the hands of the U.S.