The National Catholic Review

April 28, 2008

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

Editorials

Abuse of Office

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

Articles

Ending the Death Penalty
Dale S. Recinella
A change of position by one Catholic Supreme Court justice could make a difference.
The Court at a Crossroads
Antony Barone Kolenc
A new majority enters the culture wars.
Creatures Great and Small
David Pinault

Sewing up the torn paw of a Javanese leaf-monkey, with the help of an Indonesian vet, might seem an untried and unexpected form of interfaith dialogue, but it proved very productive for me.

Books and Culture

Books
No Dimming His Light
Ann M. Begley
New and selected stories from Tobias Wolff, reviewed
Books
Poet Resurrected
Kelly Cherry
By all accounts, the poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) was a difficult man, moody, contrary, competitive, exacting.
Books
Earths Last Pastoral
Angela ODonnell
Mary Oliver has done it again.
Books
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
Books
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
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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
God's option is always for the poor and defenseless.
Columns
Public Morality After the Religious Right
Terry Golway
'Religion still retains a hold on the American conscience.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
Letters
Letters

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