Not a man for all seasons.

Author:Derby, Kevin Michael
Position:Letter to the editor

In reference to November's "While We're At It," Fr. Neuhaus claims that Robert Ingersoll was an atheist who toured the country in the early part of the twentieth century. Ingersoll was many things, such as a Union officer in the Civil War, the attorney general of Illinois, one of the great orators of his time (his "Plumed Knight" speech, in which he nominated James G. Blaine at the 1876 Republican convention, is one of the great political speeches of its time), Republican political leader, attorney, and atheist. But he was not a man of the twentieth century. "Colonel Bob" passed...

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