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April 5, 2004

Vol.190 / No.12
Sharon LocyApril 05, 2004

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is an award-winning author of 14 books of fiction and non-fiction whose principal terrain is the psychological territory of domestic relationshipsthe minefields or mindfields of marriages family relations couples at the edge and partners in the act of uncoupling or just bar

Gerald D. ColemanApril 05, 2004

The wrenching story of Terri Schiavo is by now well known. She is 39 years old and has been in a persistent vegetative state (P.V.S.) for 13 years because of brain damage brought on by a heart attack. There has been fierce conflict among her husband, her parents, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida and man

Of Many Things
Joseph A. O'HareApril 05, 2004

Institutional cultures are notoriously hard to change, whether the institution is a corporation, a university or a not-for-profit organization. Those who are comfortable with unquestioned assumptions and accustomed ways of doing things are not likely to recognize the need for change, even when the i

Our readersApril 05, 2004


Some things never change. Terry Golway, in Return of the Know-Nothings (3/29), aptly takes Harvard professor Samuel Huntington to task for contending that Hispanics, and in particular Mexicans, are somehow a threat to the values that made America great. But as Mr.

Robert F. WalchApril 05, 2004

The day Christopher S Wren retired from The New York Times newsroom he made a statement about how he planned to live the rest of his life Rather than just sit passively back and let retirement wash over him the former foreign correspondent strapped on a backpack slipped into his hiking boots and

Philip A. CunninghamApril 05, 2004

Despite extensive media coverage, one question about Mel Gibson’s latest movie, The Passion of the Christ, that has received little attention in the secular media is how well the film coheres with Catholic teaching on biblical interpretation and on the presentation of Jews and Judaism. In rend

John Jay HughesApril 05, 2004

Priests who like being priests are among the happiest men in the world This sentence in Fr Andrew Greeley rsquo s review of The First Five Years of Priesthood by Dean R Hoge lifted me out of my chair when I read it in these pages Am 9 30 02 I sent him an e-mail message You rsquo re right I