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October 3, 2011

Vol.205 / No.9
Books
Marie Anne MayeskiOctober 03, 2011

Remembering that God shapes us by great joy as much as by great sorrow.

Signs Of the Times

" Poverty   The American Dream: Out of Reach? Jon Proctor knows the road to self-sufficiency is a long one. It is even longer when the weekly paycheck totals a little more than $200. “We’re trying to get back on our feet,” the 55-year-old divorced father of six said, explaini

Columns
John F. KavanaughOctober 03, 2011

Even carefully mounted arguments meet with name-calling.

Theater
Andrew J. GaravelOctober 03, 2011

The plays of an forgotten Irish playwright brought satisfyingly into the present.

Signs Of the Times

A delegation of Christian and Muslim leaders hope that their visit to Iran will improve relations between the two squabbling countries.

Editorials
The EditorsOctober 03, 2011

A polarized, politicized Congress has been fiddling while America burns.

Books
Thomas R. MurphyOctober 03, 2011

Gordon Wood insists on treating the American founders as figures of their own time.