The National Catholic Review

October 20, 2008

Vol. 199 No. 12Whole No. 4831 Download PDF


Current Comment
The Manhattan Crisis
Context for the financial crisis facing the United States.
The Sporting Life
Our national obsession with sports reflects both the best and the worst aspects of our culture.


A Sporting Chance
Elinor Nauen

Title IX and the seismic shift in women's sports

Experiencing Life's Flow
Patrick Kelly

Sports and the spiritual life

The Games of Tomorrow
Dave Anderson

Where big money is taking sports

Books and Culture

The Charms of the Plutocracy
Peter Heinegg

The damage done is deep and chronic.

Father of the New Russia
Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

As Timothy J. Colton argues in his new biography, Yeltsin: A Life, Yeltsin did more than any other leader to point Russia toward democracy.

Hans and the City
Tom Deignan

'Netherland' is not another razzle-dazzle, postmodern novel for 23-year-old M.F.A.s.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Greatest Commandments

Daniel J. Harrington

Money Mania

John F. Kavanaugh

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Two Weeks In

Bonnie J. Manion


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James T. Keane
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