2007-01-12

Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2007

Ask...

How and why do we decide to approach someone to ask a question or to ask for help? Several months ago, my husband got tickets to take our young sons to a...

More Troops?

News reports, presumably generated from within the administration, suggest that President George W. Bush’s “new direction” in Iraq will be...

Religion Booknotes

Pascal’s Wager The Man Who Played Dice with God James A. Connor HarperSanFrancisco, $24.95, 240 pp....

Not Real Enough

Albert Borgmann’s Real American Ethics is a work of public philosophy aimed at the general reader. Borgmann is a professor of philosophy at the...

Back to Basics

Mel Gibson needs pain. You might retort that, lately, he’s made more than enough for himself, but I’m talking only about the pain that feeds his...

Speaking in Many Tongues

By now, much of the world knows about the uproar caused by Pope Benedict XVI’s September lecture at the University of Regensburg in his native Bavaria....

Learning to Listen

The controversy over Pope Benedict’s September lecture in Regensburg and his use of the now infamous quote from Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus...

The Polish Paradox

Poland presents a challenge to Western political commentators, especially in light of the recent rise to power of the conservative Law and Justice Party. While...

Betting the Farm

Food occupies a great deal of our attention, day in and day out. It also raises jarring questions: Why do hundreds of millions of people suffer malnutrition...

Grounds for Disbelief?

Books by people who see religion as a profound misunderstanding or dangerous delusion have proliferated recently. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins has been...