"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Professor Dershowitz, who would be your choice and why?
Alan Dershowitz: Well, I would appoint a woman named Mary Ann Glendon, who is quite conservative, Republican, but very sensitive to human rights. She is a true conservative, rather than an authoritarian or a statist…
"If a woman could be made pope, she'd be my candidate," Dershowitz said. "She brings to bear all the best of religion and secular thinking. Whenever I get upset about religion, which happens from time to time, I think about Mary Ann Glendon and I remember the virtues of a religious perspective."
A fine profile done on her in the Globe some years back had her as a political independent, formerly a Democrat. Her "compassionate iconoclasm" won her kudos in the alternative Phoenix. Her book on Eleanor Roosevelt drew good reviews.