Molly Worthen

The Thirty-One Words
February 07, 2011

The Pledge is the most recent in a long line of books which remind us that our kneejerk assumptions about those familiar thirty-one words are not only

#@&%*!
September 01, 2010

Susan Herbst believes that bad manners in the public square are not all bad. Instead of defining civility as a static “set of norms and practices” and

Past Imperfect
May 13, 2010

Claude Fischer's masterful and rewarding book covers three and a half centuries of values, needs, ambitions, and feelings, and debunks a host of commo

Sects Appeal
November 20, 2006

Molly Worthen argues in 2006 that Mormons are moving towards the Christian and political mainstream in their public relations.