On the evening of Dec. 2, I’ll be hosting an evening with Damon Linker and Jeff Sharlet at the McNally Jackson Bookstore here in NYC (and will be sending a proper announcement out toward that time). Damon will be speaking on his new book, The Religious Test, and Jeff will talk about his new book, C Street.

I’m sending this out to alert you to two excerpts from Damon’s book, as noted in his email (below).


Friends and Colleagues,

My new book, THE RELIGIOUS TEST: WHY WE MUST QUESTION THE BELIEFS OF OUR LEADERS (W.W. Norton), was published this week. If you have the time and interest, I hope you’ll take a look at two excerpts.

1. In Friday’s online edition of The New Republic, there’s “Religion in a Centerless Society”:

2. In a terrific cultural webzine, The Utopian, you’ll find “The Impossibility of Sexual Consensus”:

Best wishes,


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