Society

The Churches and the War

"The war in the Gulf is not a Christian war, a Jewish war, or a Moslem war--it is a just war," President Bush recently told a group of conservative religious broadcasters, "and it is a war with which good will prevail.

Robert P. Beschel, Jr. and Peter D. Feaver

Fault Lines and Steeples

In a famous passage in a speech to the House of Commons in 1922, Winston Churchill characterized the aftermath of the Great War:Great Empires have been overturned.

Max Beloff

America on Their Minds

The subject of Franco-American relations is "vast," in the Gaullian usage of the word, and for most Americans vastly boring.

H.J. Kaplan

Of Bishops and Redskins

Is the United States of America a nation?  By chance, I went to see the new Kevin Costner film, Dances With Wolves, on the same day as the American Catholic bishops were resolving to instruct President Bush in his conduct of U.

James Bowman

A Morality Tale

John Clark and Aaron Wildavsky, The Moral Collapse of Communism: Poland as a Cautionary Tale (San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies Press, 1990).

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