(First Things First Thoughts Blog) Rusty Reno on Jean Bethke Elshtain, RIP

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Jean was one of the indispensable voices of cultural and political sanity in the post-sixties. She cared deeply about the common good, and she recognized that faith, family, and patriotic solidarity ennobled the lives of ordinary people. So she found herself defending those loves, often setting herself against the academic establishment and its dissolving ideologies. It required determination and courage, both of which Jean had in large, very large, measures.
Read it all (and I recommend taking the time to peruse the comments as well).

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