The National Catholic Review

February 19, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 5Whole No. 4475


Survey From a Mountaintop

President Clinton’s State of the Union address on Jan. 27 left Republicans and Democrats in agreement on at least two points: The speech was very long, and its delivery was a great performance.


Religion and Politics in India
Lancy Lobo

There are one billion people in India, the second most populous country in the world. This means every sixth person in the world is an Indian.

Globalization: Myth, Reality, Problems
Victor Ferkiss

The demonstrationunprecedented since the Vietnam war erathat convulsed normally laid-back Seattle late last fall had two results.

Catholic England
Greg Watts

The announcement in London that 45-year-old Cherie Blair, wife of the British prime minister, is expecting her fourth child produced the expected acres of newspaper column inches.

Killing Unborn Patients
John F. Kavanaugh

'A time to offend and be offended.' There were two groups conspicuously absent from the State of the Union Address, 2000. The first was nine Supreme Court justices.

Books and Culture

Behold the Mother
James Martin, SJ
Is there a more remarkable spiritual writer today than Kathleen Norris?
Searching for Salvation
James S. Torrens
The T. S.
Smart Rebel
John B. Breslin
With his latest novel, Roddy Doyle, the laureate of Dublin’s present "lower middle classes," moves down the social ladder a notch or two
A Wasteland Less Vast
James Martin, SJ
Not long ago I came across an article about one Mr.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Wedding Invitation: Please Respond!
John R. Donahue
Not Born to Do Evil
Robert Coles
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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