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James Carroll

Religion and nation

By James Carroll
October 15, 2007

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ONE OF MY proudest boasts as a schoolboy was an ability to both identify and spell what my teacher insisted was the English language's longest word: antidisestablishmentarianism. I had, of course, no idea what it meant. Now I know that it defines the political third rail onto which John McCain threw himself when he recently said that the United States ... (Full article: 762 words)

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