The National Catholic Review

April 28, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 14Whole No. 4813 Download PDF


Abuse of Office

Under George W. Bush, the executive branch consolidated power to a dangerous degree.


Ending the Death Penalty
Dale S. Recinella
What one Catholic Supreme Court justice could do
The Court at a Crossroads
Antony Barone Kolenc
A new majority enters the culture wars
Creatures Great and Small
David Pinault
Viewing animal suffering with interfaith eyes

Books and Culture

No Dimming His Light
Ann M. Begley
New and selected stories from Tobias Wolff, reviewed
Poet Resurrected
Kelly Cherry
By all accounts, the poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) was a difficult man, moody, contrary, competitive, exacting.
Earths Last Pastoral
Angela ODonnell
Mary Oliver has done it again.
Art Versus Autocracy
Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon
Russia’s cultural history in the 20th century presents both “triumph and tragedy.” For every masterpiece published or exhibited, countles
Side by Side in the Forest
John C. Hawley
If Robert Satloff’s recent book, Among the Righteous: Lost Stories From the Holocaust’s Long Reach Into Arab Lands (2006), offer
A Memorable Second Act
Bentley Anderson
What is the proper role of an ex-president?

Columns and Departments

The Word
Glory and Suffering
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
An Unexpected Lesson
Marlowe D. Niemeyer
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann

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