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December 11, 2006

Vol.195 / No.19
Editorials
The Editors December 11, 2006

"We can’t pull out; we can’t win. Like a tar pit, Iraq has trapped the United States. If American troops remain there, few observers expect things to get better; and they may well grow worse. If the troops pull out, problems will certainly worsen for nearly everyone: for Iraqis abov

Film
John P. McCarthy December 11, 2006

The idea that Hollywood has found religion gets a boost from The Nativity Story, touted by its distributor, New Line Cinema, as the first-ever major motion picture devoted to the story of Jesus’ birth. Whether or not that claim is true, the movie is the best example of the recent rapprochement

Books
Lisa Sowle Cahill December 11, 2006

This long-awaited work by America rsquo s leading Catholic feminist theological ethicist Margaret A Farley is the product of years of experience reflection scholarship and wisdom Just Love is decisively shaped by Farley rsquo s longstanding interests in the sexual equality of women and men an

Elizabeth Kolbert December 11, 2006

As a reporter you have gone from covering New York politics to global warming. Is it fair to say you’ve moved from one disaster to another?That’s not a bad way of putting it. In covering both I’ve seen people look some fairly obvious truths right in the face and dance around them.

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ December 11, 2006

"July," said my sister, Carolyn. And I was amazed. "This year we got our first Christmas catalogue in the mail in July," she said. It was from Lands’ End. Even though Carolyn was driving the car and I was sitting next to her, I knew without looking that we were rolling our

Faith in Focus
Bea Broder-Oldach December 11, 2006

Among the best-kept secrets of World War II was the presence of prisoner of war camps in the United States. With food in short supply in Europe and American supply ships returning empty from the front, the U.S. military devised a plan to maximize resources at home and abroad: supply ships would retu

Columns
Terry Golway December 11, 2006

Before he took off for a tour of Asia in mid-November, President Bush played host to the leaders of the Big 2.5 American automakersGeneral Motors, Ford and the U.S. half of the multinational conglomerate known as DaimlerChrysler. The automakers had been hoping for an S.U.V.-sized summit conference o