The National Catholic Review

November 25, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 17Whole No. 4590


A Mandate to Govern?

The Republican Party and President Bush must be congratulated for a stunning victory in the Congressional midterm election.


Ready to Cast the First Stone
Patrick J. Ryan

Until I first came to Nigeria in 1964, I never had given much thought to Islam. But when I arrived, my eyes were opened to a new world.

The Supreme Court, H.M.O.'s and Patient Rights
John J. Paris

In a 5-to-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court recently upheld an Illinois statute that mandates an independent medical review whenever a primary care physician and an H.M.O.

Drug Companies and AIDS in Africa
Kevin O'Brien

Over the last 20 years, 22 million people have died from AIDS.

An Isolationist View of the International Criminal Court
Brian R. Farrell

In yet another move toward isolationism and unilateralism, the Bush administration has withdrawn all American support for the International Criminal Court, which came into existence on July 1, 2002

Books and Culture

Our Favorite Pastime
George W. Hunt
The authorial tone of this delightful memoir is captured nicely in its subtitle, “A Baseball Valentine,” for its spirit as in a bille
American (Mis)Fortunes
Clayton Sinyai
The debate over the compatibility of wealth and democracy is as old as the republic.
The Blame Game
Scott Appleby
From late January to June, as the sexual abuse scandal raged across the nation and ravaged the church, Catholics looking for a silver lin

Columns and Departments

The Word
A New World Coming!
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Resting in God
Tom Caruso
Back to All War, All the Time
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Thomas J. Reese
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