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THE GODLESS CONSTITUTION: Did the Founding Fathers want America to be a Christian nation? ISAAC KRAMNICK says the Founding Fathers had no problem with a Christian people but they were firm in their insistence on a secular government. His new book is The Godless Constitution: A Moral Defense of the Secular State.
Also: ADAM SHATZ on The Jewish Question in France: how Frances most eminent journalist, Jean Daniel, has for half a century been both a friend to Israel and a defender of Palestinian rights: a trapeze act that he has managed with extraordinary grace. Adam is literary editor of The Nation; he wrote about The Jewish Question for The New York Review of Books.
Plus: Its the 100th anniversary of the Wobblies!
PAUL BUHLE has written a fabulous graphic history of the IWW: Mike Davis says tell the bosses to go to hell and buy an extra copy of this wonderful history.
And REBECCA SOLNIT talks about her wonderful new book A Field Guide to Getting Lost its a book about uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Shes an activist and award-winning writer; her last book was the indispensible Hope in the Dark.