From the July/August, 2014 issue of Touchstone
liberalism Not So Far by John C. Chalberg

Not So Far

Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative
by Michael Novak
Random House, 2013
(316 pages, $24.00, hardcover)

reviewed by John C. Chalberg

For better than half a century Michael Novak has appeared to be a man on the move. Born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he has studied and taught on both American coasts and abroad. Once a Kennedy Democrat, he wound up a Reaganite, if not exactly a Reagan Republican. And once taken for a man of the religious left, Catholic variety, he eventually came to be regarded as a man on the religious right.

Yet in many key respects the young Michael Nova . . .


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