The National Catholic Review

September 23, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 8Whole No. 4499


Selling Arms

The United States once again holds first place as the world’s biggest arms sellerso noted the recent report of the Congressional Research Service, Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, delivered annually to Congress.


Tolerant Signals
Jon D. Fuller, James F. Keenan
The Vatican's new insights on condoms for H.I.V. prevention
Words and Contraception
Norbert J. Rigali
Discussion of Humanae Vitae could have been advanced greatly if the terms had been clarified from the beginning.
Disciples and Citizens
J. Bryan Hehir
Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., and Msgr. George Higgins are honored by their country for lifetime service.
Estate Tax Repeal: Myths and Misunderstandings
Charles Davenport
The supporters of estate tax repeal have done a masterful job of obfuscation.
Making Peace After Catastrophe
Stephen J. Pope
An Interview With Ivo Markovic
Killing and Letting Die
John F. Kavanaugh
Intentional killing is prohibited. So is the presumption of evil intent.

Books and Culture

Jean Sulivan (1913-80)
John B. Breslin
Back in the 1950’s, when I was a kid in a Jesuit high school, a novel called Mr. Blue, by Myles Connolly, was all the rage.
Blessed Uncertainty
Frederick P. Tollini, S.J.
In several serious dramas on Broadway this summer, the good (or bad) angel of uncertainty bedeviled many a leading man.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Cup of Water or Unquenchable Fire
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
David S. Toolan
Dale Wisely
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