Magazine October 24, 2016, Issue

Tradition’s Comeback

Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society, by R. R. Reno (Regnery Faith, 256 pp., $27.99)

The culture wars are over, and the conservatives have lost: This assessment has become conventional wisdom across the political spectrum, as the sexual revolution, the divorce revolution, the steady growth of the state, the marginalization of social-conservative views in the media and most social institutions, and finally the triumph of same-sex marriage in the Obergefell decision have left traditionalists feeling beleaguered and desperate. Traditional Christians and Jews find themselves debating whether to retreat to their cultural bunkers or to prepare for widespread persecution. Some are doing both. Many religious conservatives now take for granted that American society is effectively lost,

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