The National Catholic Review

September 15, 2003

Vol. 189 No. 7Whole No. 4621



The lights went out at 4:11 p.m. on Aug. 14, along with the telephones, computers, television sets, air conditioning and all the other essentials of modern life that we take for granted.


An Empire in the Name of Peace
Drew Christiansen

With formal hostilities ended in Iraq, it is time to take up again the hard questions posed by the U.S. war on terror. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept.

Books and Culture

The Greatest English Prose Ever Written
Tom O
Adam Nicolson must have thought one good masterpiece of English deserved another.
Whither 65 Million?
Robert P. Imbelli
Cardinal Walter Kasper never tires of reminding his hearers that “crisis” entails both “peril” and “possibility.” It may lead to shipwrec

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Way of the Wise
Dianne Bergant
The Bitter and the Sweet
Valerie Schultz
Catholic Book Club
George M. Anderson
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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