Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Rev Sam Trambone on Reagan, George Will, and John P. Diggens

This is interesting,
As a Unitarian Universalist minister, I must write to strongly object to George Will’s misrepresentation of nineteenth century Unitarianism and the theology of Emerson as “that God is good, therefore so are God-given desires” when discussing Diggins book on Reagan’s theology.
George Will's reviewing a book by a favorite Historian of mine, John P. Diggens and his new book, Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History.

My first experience with Diggens was reading Up from Communism back in College.

I think Trambone misreading Will a bit about God-given desireds but I have to think about this a bit. Reagan did live for a time awfully close to Lombard College.

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