ON-Lion Letter
In a warm and intimate memoir forthcoming from Encounter Books, All Falling Faiths:  Reflections on the Promise & Failure of the 1960s, J. Harvie Wilkinson III delivers a chilling message.  The 1960s inflicted enormous damage on our country; even at this very hour, we see the decade's imprint in so much of what we say and do.  The chapters reveal the harm done to the true meaning of education, to our capacity for lasting personal commitments, to our respect for the rule of law, to our sense of rootedness and home, to our desire for service, to our capacity for national unity, to our need for the sustenance of faith.  

Wilkinson is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

In All Falling Faiths, he does not seek to lecture -- but to share in the most-personal sense what life was like in the 1960s, and to describe the influence of those frighteningly eventful years upon the present day.

He acknowledges the good things accomplished by the Sixties and nourishes the belief that we can learn from that decade ways to build a better future.  But he asks his own generation to recognize its youthful mistakes and pleads with future generations not to repeat them.  His voice is one of love and hope for America.  But our national prospects depend on facing honestly the full magnitude of all we lost during one momentous decade and of all we must now recover.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit organization that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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