Beyond Belief

Foer, Franklin
December 2003
New Republic;12/29/2003-1/12/2004, Vol. 229 Issue 26-28, p22
Focuses on Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean's ambivalent stance on religion and its potential effects on his campaign. Dean's supposed strategy of exploiting leftist anger to win the nomination, then moving to a centrist position; Status as one of the most secular candidates to run for United States president; Quotes from Dean about his lack of religious fervor; Recognition of the need to provide some sort of faith narrative; His decision to become a Congregationalist in 1982; Failure of past secular candidates.


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