The ruins of St Andrews Cathedral.

Confessions of a Reluctant Moderate

How a trip to Scotland and some reflection on the Protestant Reformation made me rethink my political identity.

During a recent trip to Scotland, I was visiting the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral and, I felt profoundly stirred by the tumbled stones that are all that’s left of what was, by many accounts, a truly awe-inspiring…

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Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

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Dr. Thomas J. West III

Dr. Thomas J. West III

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

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