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September 24, 2007

Vol.197 / No.8
Books
Peter R. BeckmanSeptember 24, 2007

China seems to undergo dramatic change nearly every decade giving China watchers new stories to tell Joshua Kurlantzick a reporter with experience in Asia who is now a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace focuses on a new more nuanced and effective Chinese diplomac

Columns
Maryann Cusimano LoveSeptember 24, 2007

We do not often hear success stories about foreign policy. After the Second World War, the United States did what victorious powers throughout history have rarely done. Rather than vanquishing and humiliating our defeated enemies at war’s end, we worked together to strengthen them and create a

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonSeptember 24, 2007

Last Sunday rsquo s Gospel reading from Luke 16 established a link between money and Christian spirituality Followers of Jesus must apply their intelligence and energy to things of the spirit just as they do to financial matters use wealth wisely be good stewards of their possessions and not make

Brian R. FarrellSeptember 24, 2007

On June 29, 2007, in an extremely rare move, the United States Supreme Court reversed its own earlier ruling and agreed to consider whether a law passed by Congress, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, can legally deny detainees at Guantanamo Bay access to civilian courts. While this is only a dec

Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 24, 2007

U.S. News and Catholic colleges

Dr. Daniel P. SulmasySeptember 24, 2007

Editors note: This week we have asked two doctors to discuss Michael Sandels The Case Against Perfection, a short but thought-provoking book that addresses the ethical dilemmas posed by genetic engineering. Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, a Franciscan friar, holds the Sisters of Charity Chair in

Books
David GarrisonSeptember 24, 2007

Though we seldom speak of Charles Wright as a religious poet at least not as we might discuss George Herbert or Gerard Manley Hopkins he is nevertheless among the most spiritual of American poets of the last 50 years His poetry is relentlessly attendant to the numinous 8220 I am 8221 he wri