Books and Culture
According to his biographers, St. Francis was one of the most joyous of men, yet he is rarely pictured smiling.
A history of Guantanamo, one of Americas most paradoxical possessions.
Looking at 'Bloody Mary' in a wider European context.
The saga of one church in San Francisco slated for closure
Does H. G. Wells still hold any interest for us? David Lodge thinks so.
Robert Wicks on the tyranny of false hopes, emotional reasoning and the importance of tolerance.
“Margin Call” gives those clamoring for change on Wall Street fodder for their recriminations.
Full Interview with Robert P. George
As the holder of the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University and the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, is well known for his intellectual rigor and dedication to politics. One of the nation’s leading conservative thinkers, Mr. George has unofficially advised a number of U.S. Catholic bishops on matters of politics and morals; he has also led organizations that oppose same-sex marriage as well as the sexual trafficking of women and children. President Bill Clinton appointed him to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and President George W. Bush appointed him to the President’s Council on Bioethics. In July, America spoke with Mr. George in Princeton, N.J., about more personal matters: his prayer life, his advice for young adult Catholics and the relationship between his Catholic faith and his academic scholarship.The edited interview can be found here.