This issue also marks another momentous occasion in the magazine’s history. On page 26 you will find Lawrence S. Cunningham’s 100th Religion Booknotes column. Don’t ask us how he reads all those books, or all those indexes-that is one of the mysteries of the universe, right up there with string theory. All we know is that he does it brilliantly, and we are greatly in his debt. We look forward to publishing the next one hundred.
Finally, we are pleased to announce that Barbara Dafoe Whitehead has joined our distinguished roster of columnists. Barbara, an occasional contributor in the past, is co-director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers and author of The Divorce Culture: Rethinking Our Commitments to Marriage and Family (Vintage, 1998). Her perspective should help us all make better sense of the role “moral values” continue to play in our politics and culture.