Books | The real Puritans have much to teach the modern mind
by George Grant
Posted 8/23/97, 12:00 am
Despite all evidence to the contrary, the notion persists that the Puritans were dour, repressive, paltry, ignominious, and cheerless. Despite their laying the substantial foundations for our liberty, establishing our greatest institutions of freedom, and confirming our remarkable legacy of prosperity, the Puritans are routinely portrayed as an eminently forgettable feature of our cultural inheritance.