September 24, 2012

Vol. 207 No. 7Whole No. 4982 Download PDF

Editorials

Diplomacy and Disarmament
The Obama administration should not participate in an Israeli military strike against Iran.
Current Comment
A Syrian Rashomon; The Greatest; Poltical Thrill Seeking

Articles

'After the Fall'
Kyle T. Kramer
Have fossil fuels given us godlike powers?
The Road Ahead
James T. Bretzke, Richard

Were Medieval Universities Catholic?
John W. O'Malley
Lessons for higher education today

Books and Culture

Books
A Happy Lot
Donald Cozzens
In spite of the sexual abuse scandals and the heavy workload, priests are very happy men.
Books
Worth Dying For
Joseph P. Creamer
The lives and sometimes gruesome deaths of the first Jesuits in England and Wales
Books
Big Questions on Campus
Robert J. Parmach
Andrew Delbanco considers the purpose of a college education.
Film
War Cry
John Anderson
The documentary 'Tears of Gaza' casts a cold eye on a brutal conflict.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Who Is With Us?
Peter Feldmeier
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Karen Sue Smith
Letters
Letters

Web Only

  Back from the Margins
Margaret E. Crahan
The reemergence of the Cuban Catholic Church