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Re: Eagleton

Andrew, I always get nostalgic for my college years in below-zero Bemidji when I hear knuckleheads try to reconcile Marxism and Christianity. I once had a colleague in the university public-relations department that insisted on their compatibility, based mainly on their sympathy for the poor. You could either start laughing at the theoretical problems — how a man who thought religion was the opiate of the people matched up with Jesus, how the Bible teaches the poor will always be with you even allowing for a dictatorship of the proletariat. Or the humbling realities on the ground — even in the mid-80s, you couldn’t make much of a case that communism was a great deal for the poor. Guess what? You still get hunger and slums, and the secret police as a bonus.

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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