The National Catholic Review

February 12, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 5Whole No. 4762


Here Comes Everybody
Sometimes a nation ought to pause in order to celebrate a major collective achievement. And the approaching presidential primary season may well be one of those times.
Current Comment
Eldest Son of FranceFrance has been a fertile seedbed for some of the most popular Catholic saints: Joan of Arc, Thérèse of Lisieux, Vincent de Paul, Bernadette Soubirous.


A New Treaty for the Holy Land?
Arieh Cohen

Since the Islamic conquest of the Holy Land in the seventh century, the church has sought to put in place a political-legal system to protect the presence of Christians in the region.

Challenged to Serve
George M. Anderson

"Knowing they were going to die, the H.I.V.-infected parents we were visiting in a slum section of Nairobi were worried about the education of their children.” These were the words of Joseph Oganda

North Korea's Nuclear Challenge
Ronald E. Powaski
In the wake of North Korea’s first nuclear weapon test on Oct. 9, 2006, the long-stalled six-party talks resumed in Beijing in December, but quickly ended without tangible progress.

Books and Culture

Media Shine a Light
Gene Roman
In 1940, the Carnegie Foundation commissioned a study to assess the state of race relations in America, segregation and white supremacy i
History Unhinged
Vincent Ryan
The Middle Ages are popularly perceived as a period of intellectual and cultural stagnation.
Mixed' Group Portrait
David Pinault
As a former Wall Street Journal reporter, Paul Barrett knows how to get people to talk to him.
America the Beautiful
James Martin, SJ
The Golden Globes used to be the most relaxed of the awards ceremonies.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Love Your Enemies
Daniel J. Harrington
Race in America
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen