The National Catholic Review

October 4, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 9Whole No. 4664


Shadow Play

To judge by the presidential campaign, civil discourse in the United States lies exhausted and beaten alongside the campaign trail, a victim of the culture wars.


Critics From Within
Robert P. Maloney
After the Revolution
Anthony C. E. Quainton

Books and Culture

Mysterious Masterpiece
John B. Breslin

Novels inspired by great works of art are hardly novel, but in the past several years their number seems to be growing.

Protecting the Planet
Carol Nackenoff

James Gustave Speth, dean and professor at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, has written a lively, conversa

A Way With Words
Lucy Lethbridge

In The Thing in the Forest, the opening story of A. S.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Broad Embrace of God

Dianne Bergant

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Art of Detection

Sara Miller


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