The National Catholic Review

January 19, 2009

Vol. 200 No. 2Whole No. 4842 Download PDF


The Roots of Terrorism
Who is the real enemy in the global fight against terrorism?
Current Comment
After Gaza; Lives of Gays and Lesbians


The Food On Our Tables
Bob Peace
The flaws of U.S. agricultural policy
Dear Mr. President
Peter A. Quinn, Helen Prejean, CSJ
A group of contributors to America offer advice to Barack Obama as he begins his presidency

Books and Culture

An Asian Giant Flies High
Charles J. Borges
Two new books on India look at the country past and present
Beyond Protest
Karen Sue Smith
The art of George Tooker
His Universe Was Infinite
Janice Farnham
Why was Giordano Bruno burned at the stake?
Sound of Silence
Joseph Cunneen
David Lodge’s earlier books won him a reputation as one of the leading comic novelists of the past century.
Uncertain Sympathies
Michael V. Tueth
John Patrick Shanley's 'Doubt' looks at the darkness to be encountered even within the most sacred locales

Columns and Departments

The Word
No Ordinary Time
Barbara E. Reid
Blessed Are the Poor
Thomas J. Massaro
What is the proper moral response to these hard times?
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson

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Jim McDermott
What should Barack Obama do upon first taking office? A few New Yorkers--and some of the president elects youngest supporters--weigh in.