Spring 2004

Spring 2004

Megaschism, or Reformation's End?

The growing divide between Christian traditionalists and progressives is viewed by the latter as a schism, but it may in fact be closer to an ecumenical revival.

Taking Public Diplomacy Seriously

America should be promoting its principles and values around the world far more aggressively than it is now doing.

Law and Disorder

An innovative community approach to the law helped prosecutors in Portland, Oregon, return order to the city's crime-ridden streets.

Questions and Answers of Faith

America has developed a unique perspective on the effectiveness of faith as a force for good in government and public policy.

Law School Dogmas

Even in purportedly Catholic law schools, students are fed a steady diet of anti-Christian dogma. Fortunately, alternatives are beginning to emerge in response.

Exporting Civil Society

The Bush administration has proposed a new foreign aid program that may succeed in strengthening important nongovernmental institutions in nations around the globe.

Where People of Faith Work

A comparison of the United States and Germany reveals very different approaches to similar problems; perhaps a combination of the two would be best.

High-Tech Hooey

Good Schools, Expensive Houses

Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi, The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke (With Surprising Solutions That Will Change Our Children's Futures) (Basic, 2003), 255 pages, $26

Old Europe

A Review of Black Sea Sketches (Chronicles Press, 2003), 195 pages, $19.95

A Tale of Two Ships

The Passion of the Critics

Pulp Fiction Museum

The Roots of Civil Society

Building an Agile Homeland Security Establishment

The best way to secure America's homeland is to enlist the help of its citizens and local governments.

Y2K Reconsidered

Despite what you might have read, the Y2K computer glitch did have an economic impact, and may continue to be felt in a myriad of small but annoying ways.

Will Catholic Hospitals Doom Health Care?

A wave of mergers between secular and religious hospitals is forcing a long overdue reevaluation of medical ethics.

The Great Generational Swindle

American college students are denied the very freedoms their professors demanded for themselves; and they know it.

Law School Dogmas

Even in purportedly Catholic law schools, students are fed a steady diet of anti-Christian dogma. Fortunately, alternatives are beginning to emerge in response.

National Pride and Prejudice

Gabriel Schoenfeld, The Return of Anti-Semitism (Encounter Books, 2004), 193 pages, $25.95

Founding Liberty

Richard Epstein, Skepticism and Freedom (The University of Chicago Press, 2003), 311 pages, $39

Happy Talk

The Progress Paradox by Gregg Easterbrook (Random House, 2003), 376 pages, $24.95

Dumb, Dumber, and Dumberest

Just Another Bodily Function

Alexander Sanger, Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century (Public Affairs: 2004) 340 pages, $26

Faulty Projections

Partnership in Practice

Plenty of evidence suggests that governments can collaborate successfully with faith-based organizations to make dramatically positive changes in people's lives.

An Appreciation of Constantine Menges

What's Really Wrong with Health Care

There is no short-run fix for today's escalating health-care costs, but there are proven ways to provide better care at reduced prices.

Building an Agile Homeland Security Establishment

The best way to secure America's homeland is to enlist the help of its citizens and local governments.

A Justice For All

Reviving The Lost Art of Impeachment

The proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage would do nothing to remedy judicial activism, which is the cause of that controversy and many others.

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