Betrayed by Our Leaders: A Young Conservative Responds to Endorsements of Donald Trump
I think what Peters says here is basically correct, but I don’t think he has identified the key issues in relation to First Things, as opposed to ISI or Claremont. The latter are institutions defined politically, and while many people associated with them are religious believers, they need not be. But FT is a journal dedicated to the relationship between religion and public life — that’s it’s whole reason for being. So when I read post after post by Rusty Reno and Mark Bauerlein defending Trump — or criticizing people who attack Trump — that don’t mention Christianity, or even religion more broadly, I find myself thinking: Man, we could really use a journal of religion and public life right about now.