The National Catholic Review

February 19, 2001

Vol. 184 No. 5Whole No. 4517

Editorials

A New School Plan

George Bush and Bill Clinton both wanted to be an education president and both wanted to make U.S. public schools the best in the world. Neither succeeded, although in his various farewells Mr. Clinton talked as though he thought he had. Two immovable obstacles blocked their way.

Articles

Books and Culture

Books
Shabbat Shalom
Robert Blair Kaiser
Ari Goldman and I worked side by side some 20 years ago at The New York Times.
Books
War on Several Fronts
John B. Breslin
The distinction between fact and fiction is often a contested one.
Books
The Clash of Me and We
William Bole
Near the end of this eye-opening book, the renowned Peruvian economist and businessman Hernando de Soto trots out Bill Gates, the world’s

Columns and Departments

The Word
Radical Eye Surgery
John R. Donahue
The Word
Lent Already
John R. Donahue
Columns
Cherishing Life
Camille DArienzo
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
David S. Toolan
Letters
Letters
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