You cannot understand America without understanding American religion. Robert Putnam’s work helps to fill in the gaps.
Robert Putnam’s stunning book on social capital in Italy helped to set him on a course which would contribute so much to how we view community and its importance to societies everywhere.
The history of Catholics in early America provides an example for how a small community can survive, prosper and influence a great nation.
Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown trilogy is outstanding, and helps to explain how Ireland changed so significantly in recent decades. This was not a sudden change, as these books and films show.
Sohrab Ahmari’s book focuses on the wisdom and value of tradition.
The well-known political philosopher Fr. Schall provided an interesting overview of the relationship between politics and religious questions.
Religion has shaped all aspects of Western life, including economics, surprisingly.
Thomas Sowell is the greatest intellectual of our times, and this is a fantastic introduction to his work.
You cannot understand black America without understanding the religious institutions which did so much to shape its unique character.
Robert Putnam’s books are always insightful, and here he suggests (improbably) that America may be on course for a revival.