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Peggy Noonan is usually quite perceptive of trends in American society. If there is any unifying source to her melancholy, it may be the perception of a progressive weakening (starting among the elites) of the shared Protestant/progressive ideals that gave America its identity and its historical energy.

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October 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

there is an antidote to the progressive weakening. fr john courtney murray called it "the catholic moment." peggy is part of it

October 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersanti

PN fails to find hope in her piece in the one thing that goes beyond institutional collapse and social malaise...that is the yearning of the individual heart for something more, something better....which remains steadfast in the face of such rot.

November 4, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

just another laundry list of negativity- not much different than the liberal policy wonks- where's the meat?

November 8, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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