A crisis of confidence in our institutions and talk about loss of life's purpose are everywhere. Sociologists describe the modern individual's sense of isolation, his so-called spiritual homelessness, his weakening sense of values, and his bewilderment in the face of seemingly impersonal forces before which he feels helpless and often victimized.
Carl H. Esbeck, Richard Neuhaus's The Naked Public Square: Religion And Democracy In America, 50 Mo. L. Rev. 201 (1985)