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January 22, 2001

Vol.184 / No.2
Of Many Things
Thomas J. ReeseJanuary 22, 2001

As I write this column, Pope John Paul II is celebrating the end of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 on the feast of the Epiphany. I must admit that I dont get very excited about celebrating events like this, and the constant reference to jubilee wore thin as the year progressed. Part of my hesita

Eileen Z. CohenJanuary 22, 2001

George Orwell commented in his Confessions of a Book Reviewer that reviewing was a thankless task Jeffrey Meyers reports in Orwell Wintry Conscience of a Generation that Orwell learned to skip expertly through these worthless texts Had Orwell been given Meyers rsquo s biography to review he woul

Terry GolwayJanuary 22, 2001

Nobody seems quite sure what the immigrant-returning immigrant ratio might be today, but I suspect it is higher than most people might think. Labor is following the lead of capitalit is fickle, it follows the market, and it is decidedly unsentimental. To cite just one example: thousands of Irish imm

Susan E. WillsJanuary 22, 2001

In the lecture he gave when he received the Nobel prize for literature in 1970, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn remarked about totalitarian states: Violence does not live alone and is not capable of living alone: it is necessarily interwoven with falsehood. Between them lies the most intimate, the deepest of

T. Patrick HillJanuary 22, 2001

This is a book that promises much but delivers relatively little at least if we are to take the authors declared intentions at their face value We are told unambiguously in the preface that Recreating Medicine is intended to be on the cutting edge of the new medical ethics issues of our time Urgi

Faith in Focus
Lorraine V. MurrayJanuary 22, 2001

I spotted the baby in the gardening section of the store. While his parents were scrutinizing tomato plants, the baby perched in his stroller, watching intently. He had a head of lazy blond curls, stout legs and a round face. What a beautiful boy! I exclaimed, and both parents smiled proudly. He cou

The Word
John R. DonahueJanuary 22, 2001

Rarely are the three Lectionary readings so integrated as they are this Sunday They all portray Gods call though in diverse and dramatic fashion Isaiah the confidant of kings receives Gods call in an overwhelming vision of the Holy One in the temple and responds simply Here I am send me Paul