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.


Criticism of AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitism
Rabbi Michael Lerner

When hundreds of supporters of the Tikkun community from over 200 Congressional districts walked the halls of Congress in the spring of 2003 and again in 2004, urging a new “middle path” for U.S.

After the Revolution
Anthony C. E. Quainton

The recent death of Ronald Reagan has brought back many memories from the 1980’s, none more controversial or painful than the secret war against the Sandinistas.

Critics From Within
Robert P. Maloney

I entered St. Peter’s Basilica yesterday just after the gates swung open at seven in the morning and found myself drawn to the altar of Blessed John XXIII.

Responsibility and Healing in Iraq
Sheila Provencher

By now, people all over the world have seen the horrifying pictures of Iraqi prisoners being abused and ridiculed by U.S. soldiers.

Books and Culture

A Way With Words
Lucy Lethbridge
In The Thing in the Forest, the opening story of A. S.
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

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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