The cover is a come-on. You are supposed to use your imagination. The Cardinal, a great friend of, if not co-conspirator with, his immigrant constituency, still has the (bleep) to wrap himself in the Americn flag. Meanwhile he stares compulsively at the Liberty Belle, who/which seems rather cool in (in the old-fashioned sense). Who said hermeneutics was easy?
Mein Kaiser, mein Kaiser, wo sind Sie?
The publisher, Humble-bee Press, has only this one book listed on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The book must be self-published. Maybe Kaiser drew the cover himself, too.
When the history of American Catholic journalists is written, Robert Blair Kaiser will be right at the top. Among other things, he has not compromised his integrity to get access to scoops. His non fiction, especially “A church in search of itself” has a wealth of information that one cannot get anywhere else. Sadly he does not have the cachet of those who play the game for profit, but he is the real deal. Maybe a prophet is without honor in his own country as others seem to be more impressed. http://www.catholica.com.au/brianstake/031_bt_311007.php
From the Vatican Council on no one has given us more relevant information about the church in Rome than Kaiser. The Right is forever grateful for his exposing of Malachi Martin. In incidents related in his book Clerical Error, he gave us information about the character of John Courtney Murray that we would not have found out otherwise.
He may be a persona non grata to some, but no one can take away his major role in the reform of the church. The church owes a debt to his courage and honest information.
I’m glad that Bill has referenced an article in Catholica Australia. It is one of the better left of center Catholic publications going and gets little to no press nor play in the U.S.
Most “Commonweal Catholics” will be pleasantly surprised when they check them out.
The old saying is, I think, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Sort of like looking at the crack in the Liberty Bell. Ever hear of autochthony?
I love to browse at bookstores, and I am a firm believer in judging books by their covers. There are other criteria, too, but covers are very important.
There are many old sayings that aren’t true, which is why I was so pleased when Eunice Wentworth “Lovey” Howell said, “Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop.”