Garry Wills, Santorum’s Arrested Development
“Rick Santorum says that 62 percent of people who go to college lose their “faith commitment” there. Some have questioned those statistics, which come from a 2007 report that found even greater decline among those who don’t attend college. I do not know how one measures such things, but I think it inevitable that questioning of childhood beliefs should take place at various stages of adolescence. This does not happen in junior year or senior year on campus. It is part of a long process called growing up.