05/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

A New Turn for the Magic Bullet


{Historian Robert S. McElvaine is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts & Letters at Millsaps College & author of:
The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941 2009-04-15-TGD2.gif (Random House) and
Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the "Forgotten Man" 2009-04-16-DandO2.jpg (North Carolina).

His latest book is Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America 2008-07-01-GTJcoversm.jpg (Crown).}