The National Catholic Review

September 13, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 6Whole No. 4661


Vietnam Revisited

The debate over Senator John Kerry’s service in the Vietnam War sounded a sour and dispiriting note as the presidential campaign of 2004 approached the Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of the final and most serious phase of the campaign.

Books and Culture

A Tangled Web
William Bole
In the debate over poverty in the United States, there are just two ideas, or at least it often seems that way.
Meet the Innovators
Clayton Sinyai
In recent decades a growing number of social scientists, like Theda Skocpol, whose Diminished Democracy I reviewed in this space (
Monk on a Mission
John W. OMalley
This is an important book, with much to offer, but it is also disappointing. Its importance lies in three converging factors.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Money, Money, Money!
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Assume Nothing
Beth Sullivan
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Our Lady of Sorrows
Michael Mack
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