2009-10-23

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2009

Articles in this issue

Nobel Nastiness

It is a sign of our weird political moment that the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama will probably hurt him among some of his fellow...

Trickle Down

There is a scene from Andrew Sorkin's TV series The West Wing, now on DVD, in which two characters go through identical morning routines in two different hotel...

Where There Is Doubt...

“I'm sure you will be flooded by letters from pedants, so let me be the first,” wrote one subscriber upon receiving the September 25 Commonweal. “The St. Francis...

Stimulate

Despite the stabilization of the financial markets, a rising stock market, and what appears to be modest growth in the economy as a whole, unemployment rose to 9.8...

The Crusades, ethics experts, the priest shortage, etc.

FRANCIS & THE FIFTH CRUSADE Thank you for Paul Moses's article on St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Kamil (“Mission Improbable,” September 25). Francis was...