The National Catholic Review

May 12, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 16Whole No. 4610


Military Peacemaking

General Jay Garner has had to bring order out of chaos before. In 1991, after the first Persian Gulf war, he supervised Operation Provide Comfort, which supplied food and shelter for the Kurdish population in northern Iraq.

Books and Culture

If It Bleeds, It Leads
Peter Heinegg

During a recent appearance on Bill Moyers’s PBS news program “Now” (4/04), Susan Sontag ruefully noted the timeliness of her new book ab

Riches in the Balance
Michael Bisesi

The tax code, according to a former I.R.S. commissioner, embodies all the essence of life: greed, politics, power, goodness, charity.

Beyond Transactional
Charles R. Morris

James MacGregor Burns’s new book, Transforming Leadership, is a reformulation and update of his 1978 book Leadership, w

Columns and Departments

The Word
In the Assembly of the People

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
Sometimes Your Best Friends Do Tell You

Mary Sherry


Terry Golway

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James Martin, SJ


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