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William Jennings Bryan, Billy Graham & the Evolution of Christian Populism in America

Will Wilkinson has a really fascinating piece up over at Democracy in America on the effects the cold-war on American Protestantism, and particularly the influence of Billy Graham thanks to President Eisenhower and news mogul William Randolph Hearst. Will draws our attention to this 1942 Time piece on the efforts of a council of American…

The South, realignment, and the consistency of political parties

I just got back from a family reunion in the South, specifically, the North Carolina/Tennessee mountain region.  It really is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the country.  In part because of my family roots, and in part just due to personal temperament, I’ve always felt an attachment to the South, despite never having lived in…