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Allan Powell: Roger Williams, a lone visionary
One can only hope that John M. Barry’s scholarly and compelling book, “Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul,” will become a literary success. It is fair to say that Williams’ contribution to American culture is largely unknown. Nonetheless, he was an indispensable force in the promotion of ideas whose time had come: Society is better served when there is a freedom of conscience and a separation of church and state.
By ALLAN POWELL
May 25, 2012