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  • PBS looks for 'God in America'

    Airing over three consecutive nights beginning Monday, Oct. 11 (check local listings), the six-hour PBS series "God in America," a co-venture of "Frontline" and "American Experience," blends documentary footage, historical dramatizations and interviews with religious historians to tell the story of how faith is interwoven through the history of the United States.
  • We Endorse Obama For President

    We Endorse Obama For President
    In its 244-year history, The Courant has endorsed only one Democratic candidate for president, Bill Clinton. Today we endorse a second Democrat, Sen. Barack Obama, with the hope that if elected, he governs from the middle as Mr. Clinton did. Mr. Obama...

    'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson

    'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson
    A Tolerable Anarchy Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of America's Freedom Jedediah Purdy Alfred A. Knopf: 294 pp., $23.95 The Myth of American Exceptionalism Godfrey Hodgson Yale University Press: 222 pp., $26 In his 2003 book "Being...

    Book Review: 'Not Fit for Our Society' by Peter Schrag

    Book Review: 'Not Fit for Our Society' by Peter Schrag
    Not Fit for Our Society Immigration and Nativism in America Peter Schrag University of California Press: 232 pp., $26.95 One long ago morning in California, as debate raged over the anti-immigration initiative known as Proposition 187, I walked into a...

    Books on wine from the University of California Press

    Books on wine from the University of California Press
    Pages off the vine Recent and upcoming wine books from the University of California Press: "Bordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry, by Jean-Robert Pitte, translated by M.B. DeBevoise. "New Classic Winemakers of California," conversations with Steve...