The Soul of a Nation
America as a Tradition of Inquiry and Nationhood
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"The Soul of a Nation is a masterful enquiry into what, essentially, America is. Altieri gives us good reason to believe that the American project, now in a precarious state, is well worth preserving and furthering, for it corresponds in important ways to man's natural aspirations."
--Kevin Flannery, Professor of Philosophy, The Pontifical Gregorian University
"Altieri gives us something rare in theological-political thought: sustained theoretical reflection on the idea of America. What orders and disorders that idea? To hold such a book in your hands, and then to read it, is to participate in fundamental questions about the soul of a nation. It is a sign of its great value that it inspired me to contemplate the representation of an order that also precedes and transcends it."
--C. C. Pecknold, Associate Professor of Theology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; Associate Editor, Nova et Vetera: English Edition; Consulting Editor, Communio: International Catholic Review