Longtime readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home might remember Hank. If not, here is what I wrote about him in April 2011:
A reader from western Pennsylvania reports that my book The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America
has had a wonderful effect on his family dog, Hank. The reader's son
claims that the very phrase, "The Way of Improvement Leads Home" has had
a certain calming (soothing?) effect on Hank and has "made him a better
dog." (True story--you can't make this stuff up!)
Well, Hank is at it again. This time he is reading Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? and his owner tells me that he is approaching the topic with a "keen sense of complexity."