This Sunday’s New York Times Book Review has a glowing review of Professor Robert P. George’s excellent new book, Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism. Kay S. Hymowitz, the reviewer, adroitly notes that the book is “more than anything a plea for liberty of conscience, or more, specifically, for religious liberty. Religion, [George] reasons, should be thought of as ‘conscientious truth-seeking regarding the ultimate sources of meaning and value’ and, therefore, ‘a crucial dimension of human well being and fulfillment.’”
The timing of this review was particularly serendipitous as it ran during our observation of the Fortnight for Freedom. However, Professor George is a friend of mine, and I find his insights to be always timely and on target!