"It is the great virtue of this collection to have made that question, which lies at the heart of of the culture wars, clear to its readers." Timothy Burns, Philanthropy, 5/10/2001
"Those concerned with efforts to rely on civil society instead of or as well as government would be well advised to turn their attention to this useful collection of essays." Martin Durham, University of Wolverhampton, American Politics Review, 12/1/2001
"... succeed[s] in shedding some revisionary light on an often dark and stale debate." Alan Zoellner, College of William and Mary, Journal of Government Information, 28: 2001
"Offer[s] interesting insights into the dilemmas posed by the relationship between politics and religion in the USA." Alex Waddan, University of Sunderland, Political Studies, 6/1/2002
"The book... include[s] some remarkable good and interesting essays especially those by the editors." Mathew Ahmann, Former Director of Government Relations, Catholic Charities USA, Social Thought (vol. 22/ no. 1)
About the Author
E.J. Dionne Jr. is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, cochair of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, and a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group. John J. DiIulio, Jr., Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of politics, religion, and civil society at University of Pennsylvania and a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings, was a former assistant to the President and has served as a consultant for the National Institute of Justice and the National Institute of Corrections. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including Body Count: Moral Poverty... and How to Win America's War Against Crime and Drugs (Simon & Schuster, 1996), Inside the Reinvention Machine: Appraising Governmental Reform (Brookings, 1995), Making Health Reform Work: The View from the States (Brookings, 1994), and No Escape: The Future of American Corrections (Basic Books, 1991).