Disgruntled & Deceitful by James Hitchcock

Disgruntled & Deceitful

Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit
by Garry Wills
New York: Doubleday, 2000
(304 pages; $25.00, cloth)

by James Hitchcock

Ours is an age of cynicism, sometimes with good reason, and in countless “thrillers” the hero can never tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys until the end. Not surprisingly, a new book on the papacy by Garry Wills is titled Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit.

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James Hitchcock is Professor emeritus of History at St. Louis University in St. Louis. He and his late wife Helen have four daughters. His most recent book is the two-volume work, The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life (Princeton University Press, 2004). He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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