Religion: Will Civilization Survive?

"Some people will think I'm a Bolshevik; others will think I'm anticapitalist.

But I'm anti-socialist too." The Rev. Dr. Vigo Auguste Demant, 56, Canon of Christ Church in Oxford, thus predicted the public reaction to his series of eight 40-minute lectures over the BBC's uncompromisingly highbrow Third Program. Last week, as the series ended, Canon Demant had made such a hit that the BBC was planning to put him on its middlebrow Home Service next fall.

What Canon Demant had said over the air he had already said to students at Oxford University, where...

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