2001-08-17

Date: 
Friday, August 17, 2001

A.I.

One summer day back in the mid-1970s, a woman I know was hitchhiking on Cape Cod with two friends. The three, all college students, got picked up by a geeky...

Anthropology with a Difference

In its issue of October 6, 1995, the Times Literary Supplement printed a list of the "hundred books which have most influenced Western public discourse since...

Before there was a Vatican

Before there were curial congregations, there were various authorities. There were monastic communities. There were Benedictines. Two recent events remind us...

The Stem-cell Sell

"Ladies and Gentlemen: Today Only: The Elixir of Life! We have in these nearly invisible, no-bigger-than-the-period-at-the-end-of-this-sentence embryos the secret...