About the Author
From 1981 to 1992, he was a Rhode Island state senator and in 1989 and 1990 he severed as Senate Majority Leader. In 1992, he was a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representives.
Carlin has published more than a hundred articles on social, political, cultural, and religious topics, including articles for the New York Times, America, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Commonweal, First Things, and other journals, secular and religious.
Carlin and his wife, Maureen, have three adult children and one grandchild, and live in Newport, Rhode Island.