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Michael Novak

Michael NovakAKA Michael John Novak, Jr.

Born: 9-Sep-1933
Birthplace: Johnstown, PA
Died: 17-Feb-2017
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Colon

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism

Father: Michael J. Novak
Mother: Irene Sakmar
Brother: Benjamin Novak
Sister: Mary Ann Novak
Wife: Karen Ruth Laub (m. 1963, d. 2009, one son, two daughters)
Son: Richard L. Novak
Daughter: Tanya Holton
Daughter: Jana Novak

    University: BA Philosophy and English, Stonehill College, North Easton, MA (1956)
    Theological: BA Theology, Gregorian University, Rome (1958)
    University: MA History and Philosophy of Religion, Harvard University (1966)
    Professor: Stanford University (1965-68)
    Professor: SUNY Old Westbury (1969-71)
    Professor: Religion, Syracuse University (1976-78)
    Professor: University of Notre Dame (1987-88)

    National Review Columnist (1979-86)
    Forbes Columnist (1989-)
    UN Official Commission on Human Rights (1981)
    Member of the Board of Pfizer
    American Enterprise Institute
    Acton Institute Board of Advisors
    Capital Research Center Board of Directors
    Center of the American Experiment Board of Advisors
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting Advisory Board, America at a Crossroads
    Empower America
    Ethics and Public Policy Center Policy Advisory Board
    The Independent Institute Advisory Board
    Institute on Religion and Democracy Board of Directors
    Knights of Malta
    National Endowment for Democracy
    Rockefeller Foundation
    Templeton Prize 1994
    Funeral: Ronald Reagan (2004)

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Author of books:
The Tiber Was Silver (1961, novel)
Belief and Unbelief: A Philosophy of Self-Knowledge (1966, religion)
The Experience of Nothingness (1970, philosophy)
Naked I Leave (1970, novel)
The Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics: Politics and Culture in the Seventies (1972, social studies)
Choosing Our King: Powerful Symbols in Presidential Politics (1974, politics)
The Joy of Sports (1976, sports)
Guns of Lattimer: The True Story of a Massacre and a Trial, August 1897 -- March 1898 (1978, novel)
The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1982, politics)
Confessions of a Catholic (1983, religion)
Catholic Social Thought and Liberal Institutions: Freedom with Justice (1984, religion)
Will It Liberate? Questions About Liberation Theology (1986, religion)
Free Persons and the Common Good (1988, philosophy)
This Hemisphere of Liberty: A Philosophy of the Americas (1990, philosophy)
The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1993, religion)
Business as a Calling: Work and the Examined Life (1996, business)
The Fire of Invention: Civil Society and the Future of the Corporation (1997, business)
On Cultivating Liberty: Reflections on Moral Ecology (1999, philosophy)
On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding (2001, history)

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