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January 20, 2003

Vol.188 / No.2

January 20, 2003

Maryann Cusimano LoveJanuary 20, 2003

Will military force work to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction? The Bush administration’s National Security Strategy issued last fall states that the United States will not hesitate to act alone, if necessary, to destroy threats abroad before they reach U.S. borders. In the docu

Anthony C. E. QuaintonJanuary 20, 2003

From Jan. 20, 2003. Anthony Quainton on the role of diplomacy before the Iraq War.

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonJanuary 20, 2003

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, often stays at America House when she comes to New York. She was here last fall for the opening of the opera based on her book, which recounts her experiences as spiritual advisor to men on death row. What we spoke of, though, was not so much the ope

Letters
Our readersJanuary 20, 2003

Broken Connection

Your editorial and the interview with Patriarch Michel Sabbah (12/23) brought back memories of my childhood in Bethlehem and my student days at the College des Frres in the Old City of Jerusalem. The majority of Christian Palestinian towns, such as Bethlehem,

Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 20, 2003

Pope John Paul II’s message for this year’s World Day of Peace, Jan. 1, 2003, anticipates the 40th anniversary of Blessed Pope John XXIII’s landmark encyclical Pacem in Terris in April. At a time when the world seems more troubled than at any time since the collapse of Communism in

Books
Ron HansenJanuary 20, 2003

Writing of his need to keep a journal Verlyn Klinkenborg indicates in The Rural Life that he hopes it will be a conscientious record of the count of crows in the field every afternoon If a flock of turkeys walks into the barnyard I want to mention the fact If one of the horses throws a shoe

Books
Michael BisesiJanuary 20, 2003

What are public issues What organizations are best prepared to address them Do we have a welfare problem or a poverty problem Is education a concern because of failing schools or failing social equity These important questions have become increasingly perplexing especially if we consider the cen