2011-11-18

Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2011

Articles in this issue

Students of the Game

Even critics who admired The Ides of March for its fast moving melodramatics and juicy acting complained about a denouement awash in cynicism. But a bleak view of...

A Dive on Third Avenue

In 1941 an English critic published a book on recent poetry called Auden and After. That title indicated how Wystan Hugh Auden, not yet thirty-five, had, since...

Justice & Economics

Nearly three years ago Dennis C. Blair, President Barack Obama’s director of national security, garnered headlines as well as ridicule in some quarters when he...

Regeneration

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to 70 million West Africans. One of the countries richest in natural resources, it is also one of the least...

On the Take

The problem of corruption in Indian public and private life is vast and complex. According to a 2006 report by the Swiss Banking Association, India has more money...

When it starts & how it ends

No Easy Answers I am an eighty-two-year-old great-grandmother. I have read and re-read “Can We Talk about Abortion?” (September 23). I agree that abortion does not...

‘Let Everybody Die!’

The Crimean War (1854–55), fought on a Russian peninsula in the Black Sea, began as a minor quarrel between French Catholics and Russian Orthodox over control of...

Imagine

Name a prominent American Catholic in public life whose Catholicism is central to the views he promotes in the public sphere. My guess is that did not take you too...

Polls Apart

I haven’t watched much of the Republican presidential debates because the little I have seen has been so disheartening. Ron Paul is almost refreshing in his wacky...

More than a Relic?

Twenty-five years ago the United States bishops issued their last comprehensive commentary on the moral dimensions of the American political economy. The...

DWELLING

The outside is in you now— that scarlet fall of maple too bright to be believed in on this dark day. Does the rain make you wait? The skittery path of a morning...

‘Gentiles Only’

It was early morning, and bunches of school kids stood by their mailboxes in the cool autumn air, waiting for the school bus. Just one bus plied these arrow-...