This is a vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians–and particularly Catholics–can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but are not limited to, economic changes; the educational system; decline of traditional religious belief among young people; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and disregard for religious rights. Hardcover.