The National Catholic Review

September 13, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 6Whole No. 4661

Editorials

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

Books
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.

Books
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 (

Books
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

Poem
Our Lady of Sorrows

Michael Mack

Letters
Letters

Our readers