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The Unforgiving Law of Prep (Part One of Two)

I cannot be preppy. I was not born in Philadelphia. I did not attend boarding school. I went to a public university. In the Southeast. I did not grow up in Made in America, LL Bean hand-me-downs. I occasionally shop at J. Crew (which is not preppy). I wear slim-fit chinos and shirts, which are […]

In Law We Trust, or The Tie That Binds Spiritual Hippies and Religious Preppies

In an attempt to put the election season in an eternal perspective, I’ve been listening to a wonderful (if not somewhat depressing) podcast from PBS called “God in America,” which chronicles the entire complex history of American self-identity with respect to religion. Repeated throughout the show is the argument that America–through its unique blend of […]