October 22, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 12Whole No. 4790 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment

Christians Need Not Apply

Race and the War on Drugs
The war on drugs is driving the U.S. prison systems enormous growth.

Articles

How the Media Shape Elections
Dotty Lynch
George, Ive been standing here for the last 45 minutes, praying to God you were going to call on me.
The Power of Japan
Karen Sue Smith
From 2007: Does Japan's power lie in its military strength or in its unique witness to peace?

Books and Culture

Books
Twenty Centuries of Conversation
Dennis O'Brien
Charles Taylor's "A Secular Age," reviewed
Books
Traveler From an Antique Land
Peter Heinegg
Imagine a trek across many lands--from Xian in central China through Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and final

Columns and Departments

The Word
Humility in Prayer
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
A Visitation
Ellen Rufft
Two strangers unexpectedly bring home the pain of war.
Faith in Focus
Deaths Door
Michael Sean Winters
Why must we turn our eyes from suffering?
Columns
Trip or Treat
Maryann Cusimano Love
'Chocolate can be sweeter for people on both ends of the supply chain.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Letters
Letters

Web Only

  Table 2
Dotty Lynch
Declared and Possible Presidential Candidates Appearances on Broadcast and Cable TV.
  Into the Theater
James Martin, SJ
A review of 'Into the Wild'