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November 6, 2006

Vol.195 / No.14

November 6, 2006

Karen Sue SmithNovember 06, 2006

The 1973 oil embargo affected not just the United States but other oil-dependent nations. I lived in London at the time at an international youth hostel and worked for a British construction firm that built oil pipelines. At every petrol station, cars lined up for hours (as in the United States), bu

William H. RauckhorstNovember 06, 2006

The Arab oil embargo of 1973, initiated to protest U.S. support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War, was a watershed event in U.S. energy history. It sparked higher gasoline prices and, before it was lifted in March 1974, raised concerns about a possible energy crisis. But ethical issues relating to wor

Olga BonfiglioNovember 06, 2006

He neither asks for money nor passes out donation envelopes after his speeches. He neither wants pity for his situation nor accolades for his work. He speaks to anyone who will listen and his mission is to encourage others to get their hands dirty for peace. I am a Palestinian, a proud Palestinian,

Of Many Things
James Martin, S.J.November 06, 2006

It isn’t often that you get the chance to help a new literary sensation. A few years ago, I got a friendly note from Uwem Akpan, a Nigerian Jesuit who was studying theology in Kenya. Uwem had written an article for America in November 1996 with the felicitous title “Nigerian Roman Cathol

Letters
November 06, 2006

Lesser Love

Twice now during the past week, a squirrel has eaten away parts of my windowsill and gnawed four-inch holes in the screen to facilitate its entry to my house.

Yes, I have read with appreciation Mary Oliver’s poem Making the House Ready for the Lord (9/25). Come

Editorials
The EditorsNovember 06, 2006

Since Americans pay more for health insurance and health care than do people in most other highly developed countries, it is reasonable to ask: Are we getting our money’s worth, if value is measured by a long and presumably healthy life? Are our national health expenditures a good investment,

Books
Michael J. KerlinNovember 06, 2006

These days as I a citizen by right of birth of the United States and Ireland wheel my grandson Navid a citizen by right of birth of the United States and Iran through my local shopping mall I look about at people of all shades and shapes and combinations wishing a world of justice and harmon