2005-03-25

Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2005

The Pontiff in Winter

  John Cornwell is best known for his controversial Hitler’s Pope (1999). As I prepared to review his assessment of John Paul II’s long papacy, my eye was...

The Controversy of Valladolid | The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Utter the words “theatrical” and “trial” these days, and four-fifths of the populace will think of Michael Jackson. But a world away...

The Films of Carl Dreyer

We all know which movies to watch for Christmas, but what about Easter? Are you really satisfied with all those films about prophets treading over desert sand...

A Million Flowers

The single bullet tore into his chest and shattered his spine. He was sixty-three at the time, but had been at his particular job for only three years. In that...

What Bootstraps?

Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps is an expression that has a profound resonance for Americans. We like to think of this country as a “land of...

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