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Pluralism, Democracy, and Catholicism in the Era of World War II

Philip Gleason
The Review of Politics
Vol. 49, No. 2 (Spring, 1987), pp. 208-230
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1407504
Page Count: 23
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Abstract

After World War II bitter controversy broke out in the United States between Catholics, on the one hand, and Protestants and liberals on the other. Although important issues were involved, these controversies have attracted almost no scholarly attention. Donald Crosby's book on Catholics and McCarthyism is the only full-scale monograph dealing with any aspect of the controversies of which I am aware. My intention here is to draw attention to two additional aspects of the controversy which touch on matters that are still of interest and in need of much more study by historians. These are: (1) ambiguities in the concept of pluralism; and (2) a tendency that emerged in the critique of Catholic authoritarianism to treat democracy as a civil religion. But before taking up these issues we must look briefly at the development of "the Catholic issue" between the Al Smith campaign of 1928 and the end of World War II.

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