2006-04-21

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2006

Articles in this issue

Searching for Bedrock

Cosmopolitanism Ethics in a World of Strangers Kwame Anthony Appiah Norton, $23.95, 196 pp. _____________________________ Philosophy, John Dewey said, is...

Changing of the Guard

The political landscape is altering here in Britain. The major parties are changing their leaders, and the remarkable dominance the Labour Party has enjoyed...

The Church & AIDS in Africa

As a young physician, I often second-guess myself. In practicing medicine such self-criticism is warranted, even obligatory, because a wrong diagnosis can lead to...

In His Own Footsteps

It has been a year since Pope Benedict XVI first appeared in a white cassock above St. Peter’s Square, and four months since he issued his first encyclical, Deus...

More Acts to Come

Shakespeare The Biography Peter Ackroyd Doubleday, $32.50, 500 pp.In 1998 the American academic Park Honan published Shakespeare: A Life, a modest biography that...

The Wrong Punishment

The federal trial of Al Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui, who was once thought to be the “twentieth hijacker,” has entered the sentencing phase and...

The Kingdom & the Flea Market

There was a death in our parish not long ago. An old woman named Helen, who lived alone, died after a brief illness. When I first heard that she was in the...

John Deedy, R.I.P.

On March 28, John Deedy, managing editor of Commonweal from 1967 to 1978, died at age eighty-two. Jack came to Commonweal at a tense moment and in delicate...

With Thankfulness & Praise

I can get as nostalgic as the next ex-seminarian about the worship we experienced at St. Joseph Abbey, circa 1960. Filing into the abbey church at early-winter...