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Thursday, 19 June 2008
"In America, rather than smother religious belief, liberal democracy has in some respects energized it through a constant - and for the most part, a constructive - tension. Religious conflict has been avoided not by depleting the energy of our various sects but by uniting them in temperate but steady opposition to the cultural predilections of the liberal society itself." 

Yuval Levin, introduction to Religion and the American Future