Byron Borger offers a thoughtful survey of decades-old themes which are still at play in the emergent conversation. His review of literature is long, but so well-written and – in my opinion – insightful and true. It reminded me of those “best music of the decade” retrospectives … recalling many of the books that have been formative for many in our (Byron’s and mine) generation.
Borger mentions Francis Schaeffer, whose importance I referenced in a recent conversation at the Talking Points Memo Cafe about E. J. Dionne’s bright new book.
Speaking of Schaeffer, his son Frank Schaeffer’s recent memoir (highly criticized, highly disturbing, and highly interesting), adds backstory to a memory I recounted in the Talking Points posting – of my surprise at seeing Schaeffer appear on The 700 Club.