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Yearly Archives: 2007

The God with an infant’s face

As my too-cute-to-be-true grandson, Master William Joseph Susil, careened around the house over Thanksgiving, exercising his rapidly expanding vocabulary and wrecking havoc on unsecured...

Books for Christmas

A year ago, the formidable Dorothy Rabinowitz asked me for a Christmastide Wall Street Journal column, to be dubbed the “Five Best Books on...

Among the fallen

VALLE DE LOS CAIDOS, Spain — Judged by the standards of a century replete with political slaughter, the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 can...

Blessed Franz, at last

Several years ago, I asked my friend, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn of Vienna, what he thought about the delays in the beatification process for Franz...

Civility, charity, and truth-telling

Thoughtful Americans across the spectrum of political opinion are rightly concerned about the degree to which our national politics has degenerated into the manipulation...

The global good news

Doomsday-mongering is a staple feature of the faux-intellectual life, occasionally influential and sometimes quite lucrative. The Club of Rome’s dire certainties about the “limits...

A disappointing call for dialogue

On October 11, at the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, 138 Muslims from around the world addressed a letter to Pope Benedict...

China’s one-child self-destruction

A real piece of work: back in the day, that’s what we’d have called my friend Nicholas Eberstadt. By his own confession, Nick left...

Camelot revisited

John F. Kennedy would now be 90 years old –— a circumstance virtually impossible to imagine, for those of us alive on November 22,...

Why cooking counts

My first adventures in the culinary arts took place in Toronto when I was doing graduate work in theology. The technical conditions were not...
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