Archive for January 2011

Much Ado About Inflammatory Rhetoric

Now and only now, when people are being eaten in famine-stricken areas, and hundreds, if not thousands, of corpses lie on the roads, we can (and therefore must) pursue the removal of church property with the most frenzied and ruthless energ...

Can the Left Govern?

Recently I was asked to participate in a symposium on Michael Berube’s “The Left At War” for the journal “Politics and Culture.”  I took the author to be scolding those he calls the “Manichean Left”...

Sargent Shriver, RIP

The last pro-life Democrat on a national ticket has died. R. Sargent Shriver, 1972 running mate of the best Democratic nominee since Al Smith, was an admirer of Catholic Worker founder and saint-to-be Dorothy Day and an active member in 194...

Without Form and Void

If evangelicals are going to have trouble drawing the line in worship against Christian rock, will they really be reliable when it comes to evaluating the best texts and artistic forms for educating young people?