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February 18, 2008

Vol.198 / No.5
Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 18, 2008

The withdrawal of former Senator John Edwards from the Democratic primary field following his third-place finish in his native South Carolina deprives the national political debate of an uncommon degree of honesty and intelligence. Early in the campaign, contrary to conventional political practice,

Books
Paul J. ContinoFebruary 18, 2008

'Classics for Pleasure,' reviewed

Thomas A. ShannonFebruary 18, 2008

Are feeding tubes now obligatory?

Of Many Things
James T. KeaneFebruary 18, 2008

Who is America's patron saint?

Faith in Focus
Michael V. TuethFebruary 18, 2008

Tim Burtons Sweeney Todd, a wicked, bloody triumph of filmmaking, has caught the attention of both critics and audiences and has received numerous nominations and awards. There are, however, a couple of things one should know before buying a ticket. First, it is a musical, which neither the advertis

News

C.R.S. Will Not Leave Despite Tension in Kenya A church aid worker said Catholic aid agencies in Kenya will not evacuate their staff, but he expressed concern over the increasing insecurity across the country. “We will continue to keep a close eye on security issues and take action accordingl

Books
Mary Donnarumma SharnickFebruary 18, 2008

While Thomas Norman DeWolf 8217 s 18-chapter memoir Inheriting the Trade accomplishes an artful merging of historical explication with biography and travelogue not until Chapter 16 does the author 8217 s central thesis emerge Only then when DeWolf informs readers of his own abuse of privilege