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(May 22, 1934- ) Born in Atlanta. Educated at St. Louis University (B.A., 1957), Xavier University, Cincinnati (M.A., 1958), and Yale (Ph.D., 1961). Was fellow at Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies (1961-62), associate professor of classics at Johns Hopkins (1962-67, adjunct 1968-80); Henry Luce professor of American culture and Public Policy at Northwestern (1980-88, adjunct 1988- ). Since 1970 has written a syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. Author of articles in national magazines and books including Chesterton (1961), Politics and Catholic Freedom (1964), Roman Culture (1966), Jack Ruby (1967), The Second Civil War (1968), Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man (1970), Bare Ruined Choirs: Doubt, Prophecy, and Radical Religion (1972), Inventing America (1978), At Button's (thriller, 1979), Confessions of a Conservative (1979), Explaining America (1980), The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power (1982), Lead Time (1983), Cincinnatus (1984), Reagan's America: Innocents at Home (1987), Under God: Religion and American Politics (1990), Lincoln at Gettysburg (1992, winner of Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction), Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders (1994), Witches and Jesuits: Shakespeare's Macbeth (1994), John Wayne's America: The Politics of Celebrity (1997), Saint Augustine (1999), A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government (1999), Venice: Lion City (2001), Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit (2001), and Why I Am a Catholic (2002).