Walter Rauschenbusch

How the Ghost of Jerry Falwell Conquered the Republican Party
March 05, 2012

The 2012 GOP nominating contest has witnessed the final triumph of an unlikely figure. I say “unlikely” because his name hasn’t been invoked much (if at all) by any of the candidates, nor has he been mentioned frequently by the press in its campaign coverage. What’s more, he died in 2007.