2008-12-05

Date: 
Friday, December 5, 2008

No Reservations

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” Prone to tantrums over the pettiest of...

Christmas Critics

Mollie Wilson O’Reilly “Christmas, how I hate it,” Desmond Bates grumbles. His complaints are typical: the commercial push starts too early; the forced gaiety...

Untouchable

There is a place where even the liberal Catholic press fears to tread. The relative lack of serious discussion about homosexual desire casts into spiritual darkness...

Economic meltdown, the church in France, abortion

TYCOONS & LITTLE GUYS I am not competent to critique Mark Sargent’s analysis of our current financial crisis (“The Blame Game,” November 7), but I wish to take...

The Secret Weapon

In Fünf Jahre meines Lebens (“Five Years of My Life”), the most powerful memoir yet published by a former Guantánamo detainee, the German Murat Kurnaz remembers an...

Mis-governance

Has George W. Bush been the worst president ever? Or, as New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has suggested (October 2), was that James Buchanan?* Hint:...

On Edge

A friend of mine who lived in India and Nepal for many years wrote to me recently from Geneva. She works there with the World Health Organization. She said it had...

The Bishops & Obama

The gracious tone of Sen. John McCain’s election-night concession speech was both impressive and reassuring, especially his call for Americans to bridge abiding...