“Trickle-Down Theology Won’t Work”

This post might sound parochial (no pun intended). However, my take on the latest papal statement on capitalism is that we need to understand how parochial schools are no longer fulfilling their purpose of offering an alternative to public education. Ignatius Insight published my op-ed arguing that point.

On a related point, I blogged about school choice and parochial schools here.

Religion—Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish—plays an important role in my new book Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader (University Press of Kentucky, in association with The Independent Institute, 2009). Although Catholics did not dominate the classical liberal tradition of race in this country, they were not entirely absent either.

That is the topic of my next post on “when ‘inferior races’ were ‘white.'”

Jonathan Bean is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of History at Southern Illinois University, and editor of the Independent book, Race & Liberty in America: The Essential Reader.
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