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February 12, 2007

Vol. 196 / No. 5

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Arieh CohenFebruary 12, 2007

Since the Islamic conquest of the Holy Land in the seventh century, the church has sought to put in place a political-legal system to protect the presence of Christians in the region. Over the last thousand years, scholars tell us, the church has employed in succession three distinct methods in its

Ronald E. PowaskiFebruary 12, 2007

In the wake of North Korea’s first nuclear weapon test on Oct. 9, 2006, the long-stalled six-party talks resumed in Beijing in December, but quickly ended without tangible progress. The multinational talksin which Russia, China, South Korea and Japan joined North Korea and the United Statessta

George M. AndersonFebruary 12, 2007

"Knowing they were going to die, the H.I.V.-infected parents we were visiting in a slum section of Nairobi were worried about the education of their children.” These were the words of Joseph Oganda, co-founder of the new St. Aloysius Gonzaga High School for AIDS orphans in Kenya. They were rep

Of Many Things
Drew ChristiansenFebruary 12, 2007

Experts differ as to how the just war tradition should be applied to real-life conflicts. Hard as it may be to believe, some regard it as an academic exercise with no bearing on the real world. For others, it is a calculus for decision makers, with no relevance for others, whether other authorities

February 12, 2007


The juxtaposition of the article on Kofi Annan: Visionary and Victim, by Barbara Crossette, and What Distinguishes the Jesuits, by Avery Dulles, S.J., on the Jesuit charism (1/15) recalls a Jesuit presence at the United Nations in its very early days.

A French

The EditorsFebruary 12, 2007

Sometimes a nation ought to pause in order to celebrate a major collective achievement. And the approaching presidential primary season may well be one of those times. After more than 200 years when only one segment of the populationnamely, white, non-Hispanic males who, with just two exceptions, we

Arts & Culture Books
David PinaultFebruary 12, 2007

As a former Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Barrett knows how to get people to talk to him American Islam is organized around interviews with seven representatives of the Islamic faith some immigrants others born in the United States But in preparing this book the author interviewed hundred