2010-08-13

Date: 
Friday, August 13, 2010

Articles in this issue

Vegetarianism & Gnosticism

THE AMINO ACID TEST Bernard G. Prusak’s review of Andrew Linzey’s Why Animal Suffering Matters (“Humane Society?” July 16) cites Nina Planck’s observation that “...

The Club

For a few years during college, I worked at a summer camp on a campus outside Boston. It was a wonderful experience, but an intensive one, in part because I didn’t...

Getting Old

Over the years I’ve tried, not very successfully, to keep up with Martin Amis’s fictional output, working through long, substantial novels such as London Fields and...

Backstage Pass

The “White House book” is an odd, if familiar, genre. Presidential administrations try to tell their stories through volumes like Bob Woodward’s Bush at War and The...

Conciliator-in-Chief

I sat a few feet from President Barack Obama for almost three hours just over a year ago. True, we never spoke. Or even shook hands. And sitting next to me was a...

Missing Fathers

In movies like Deliverance, The Hills Have Eyes, and Southern Hospitality, the heroes make a wrong turn and wind up in hillbilly hell, where degenerates with rotten...

The Ultimate Crime

Recent months have seen remarkable events and developments in the legacy of Katyn, the village in the woods of western Russia where, in April 1940, Stalin’s secret...

A Model Theologian

Cardinal Avery Dulles (1918–2008) was probably the most respected Catholic theologian in the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The author...

Late Aubade

i.m. Jane Pepperdene   When buried spring, in morning, wakes again all winter’s dreamless night has let remain,   songbirds, returning north,...

The Rush to Repeal

Liberals may lament the administration’s failure to make progress on immigration and climate-change legislation in this congressional session, but it may be time to...

Obama’s Vietnam?

President Barack Obama’s strategy for “breaking the momentum” of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan has come under increasing scrutiny after General Stanley...

The Scandal of Secrecy

A closer look at both the secret text of the Vatican regarding clerical crimes of solicitation and the confusing lack of authority in dealing with these crimes.