Magazine March 11, 2019, Issue

On the Way

An abandoned church in Monowi, Neb., April 28, 2011 (Rick Wilking/Reuters)
Nostalgia: Going Home in a Homeless World, by Anthony Esolen (Regnery, 256 pp., $28.99)

Lyndon Johnson closed his acceptance speech before the Democratic National Con­vention in 1964 with a rousing call to “let us be on our way!” The plea became a rallying cry for the fall campaign, which issued in a landslide. If pressed to provide a road map for exactly where he wished the country to go, Johnson would have released a fusillade of high-flown, bourbon-spattered rhetoric spiked with a list of social legislation and policy directives sure, he believed, to usher in the new millennium called the “Great Society.” Pass a law, change the world. This is the way those addicted

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