The National Catholic Review

January 31, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 3Whole No. 4678

Editorials

From Terror to Torture

The scandal of torture and abuse symbolized by Abu Ghraib took a turn for the better at the end of last year with news of a Justice Department draft memorandum reaffirming the responsibilities of the United States under the Geneva Conventions and the Convention Against Torture.

Articles

The Ocean of Life
John F. Kavanaugh
Talking to Techies
Guy Consolmagno

Books and Culture

Books
50's Lit
Robert Emmet Long
Authors love to write their memoirs of the 1950’s, when they came of age and were apt to have a copy of The Catcher in the Rye in
Film
Surfaces
Richard A. Blake
Each of the four characters in Closer, Mike Nichols’s adaptation of Patrick Marber’s play, inhabits a world of surfaces.

Columns and Departments

The Word
This Little Light of Mine...
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Earth to Earth
Dianne Bergant
Poem
Impressionism
Barbara Crooker
Letters
Letters