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July 20, 2009

Vol.201 / No.2
Ideas
Robert E. Lauder July 20, 2009

God, Samuel Beckett and the 'Theater of the Absurd'

Signs Of the Times
July 20, 2009

Christian and Muslim leaders called two bomb blasts in Jakarta on July 17 "uncivilized acts" and urged the police to apprehend the culprits.

Current Comment
The Editors July 20, 2009

Healthier Already; Pope and President; Mere Pious Legend?

Patricia A. Kossmann July 20, 2009

This is shaping up as the season of “kindness.” I’ll cite only three book examples. First, there is On Kindness, by Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $20 hardcover). Phillips is a psychoanalyst who has written 12 other books. Taylor has written acclaime

Signs Of the Times
July 20, 2009

The Catholic social tradition, President Obama said, still impresses me, and it can be a powerful force still in American society.

Signs Of the Times
July 20, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI underwent a procedure under local anesthesia to repair a fractured right wrist.

Greg Kandra July 20, 2009

Seven things they don't teach you in formation