This collection of essays honoring Werner J. Dannhauser addresses the timeless issue - lately become very timely - of the rivalry between reason and religion, especially as both relate to politics. The essaysby such scholars as Francis Fukuyama, Walter Berns, Jeremy Rabkin, and Ralph Lernerrange widely over Western intellectual history, from classical philosophy and ancient Israel, to the Medieval period and the Renaissance, to Nietzsche, and to contemporary neo-conservative thought