The National Catholic Review

October 22, 2007

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


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. Over the past quarter century drug arrests have tripled, and almost half a million men and women are behind bars for drug-related offenses.


The Power of Japan
Karen Sue Smith
Does it lie in military strength or in its unique witness for peace?

Books and Culture

Twenty Centuries of Conversation
Dennis O'Brien
Charles Taylor's "A Secular Age," reviewed
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
Faith in Focus
Deaths Door
Michael Sean Winters
Trip or Treat
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.

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'