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May 12, 2008

Vol.198 / No.16
News

Paraguayans Elect Retired Bishop Lugo as President Retired Bishop Fernando Lugo was elected president of Paraguay April 20, ending the six-decade rule of the Colorado Party. Bishop Lugo took an early lead in the pre-election polls despite official disapproval from the Vatican and, initially, from th

Books
James S. TorrensMay 12, 2008

Edward Hirsch president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foun-dation has contributed mightily to our appreciation of poetry How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love With Poetry 1999 discourses on all the aspects of poetry drawing widely on what the poets themselves have had to say about it Po

Columns
John F. KavanaughMay 12, 2008

Benedict's trip to the U.S. was a sojourn of hope

The Word

Who is God for you That is a question to stop a conversation or empty a room even of learned and devout Christians It is at once a very personal question since we each experience God in a unique way and a very broad one The phrase ldquo for you rdquo is important since the God whom we Chris

Editorials
The EditorsMay 12, 2008

As we have learned in both Iraq and Afghanistan, security in the 21st century will demand a comprehensive response that uses a full spectrum of resources. “Soft power,” in the form of diplomacy, economic development and human rights enforcement, will be more in evidence than military for

The EditorsMay 12, 2008

What was the legacy of the pope's visit? Six of our writers weighed in.

Books
William ReiserMay 12, 2008

A review of N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope.