Be Not Afraid

The Theocons
Secular America under Siege
Damon Linker
Doubleday, $26, 262 pp.

The Theocons, Damon Linker’s new book about his former boss, First Things editor Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, is a Catholic The Devil Wears Prada, with payback on every page. As those who have read the novel or seen the recent movie starring Meryl Streep will know, The Devil Wears Prada, written by a former assistant to Vogue editor Anna Wintour, describes a Cruella De Vil-type tyrant who forces her underlings to fetch lattes...

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Melinda Henneberger, a Commonweal columnist, is the former editor-in-chief of