Religion: Hardship's Handmaiden

Above the drum roll which U. S. parsons beat week in, week out, a flute note piped up last week. The flutist was feminine. In Manhattan's Town Hall, under the auspices of the League for Political Education, a comely young Ph. D. named Ruth Alexander pleaded religion's cause in a lecture, Religion as a Force in Government, which she has delivered up & down the land.

Dr. Alexander's piping, to an intent ear, hit some strident notes. Although she declared she is seeking "a renaissance of religious consciousness" in the U. S., by her candid admission...

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