New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is in town this week. He's joined The Daily Circuit to talk about the 2012 presidential campaign and why America's current crisis is mainly a religious crisis.
"Today's America does not lack for causes where a similar spirit could be brought to bear for religious activists with the desire to imitate the achievements of the past," Douthat wrote in The New York Times. "But with the disappearance of a Christian center and the decline of institutional religion more generally, we lack the capacity to translate those desires into something other than what we've seen in this, the most theologically diverse of recent presidential elections -- division, demonization and polarization without end."
VIDEO: Douthat with Bill Maher