Thursday, November 03, 2005

Catholics are smart

Via Matthew Yglesias, this TNR piece by Franklin Foer on why all conservative judges seem to be Catholic. I've previously speculated that this is about abortion, but had hoped that there was a more interesting story. Foer provides it: he argues that the evangelical movement lacks the language to talk about conservative ideas whereas Catholic theology provides it in oodles. I'm not entirely convinced. After all, do all conservative Catholics use recognizably Catholic language and concepts in their thinking? I don't know the answer. Still worth reading (a summary here, or try


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