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June 9, 2008

Vol.198 / No.19
Faith in Focus
James S. TorrensJune 09, 2008

A look back at America's 2008 poetry contest


A Palestinian mystery, reviewed

Current Comment
The EditorsJune 09, 2008

Barriers or Bridges? The Great Wall of China, Hadrian’s Wall, the Berlin Wall, the Iron Curtain, the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Now we have the 670-mile-long concrete fence between Mexico and the United States, the ever-expanding, 436-mile-long West Bank Barrier intended to protect Israelis fr

An exhibit of the Danish artist Olafur Eliassons work is now on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan and will soon be traveling to Dallas, Chicago and Sydney, Australia. Fr. Leo ODonovan reviews the exhibit in the June 9-16 issue of America. View a slideshow of images from the Eliasson e

Of Many Things

Intellectuals today lack a depth of dedication to the poor

J. Kevin ApplebyJune 09, 2008

One of the least reported stories of the Iraq war is the story of the humanitarian crisis it has spawned. While the media have covered the military debates, the fighting, the lives of soldiers and the politics surrounding the war, they have left largely untold the stories of close to five million di