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George Weigel

George Weigel

Since the rise of the religious New Right two generations ago, the religion-and-politics battle in America has been fought on many fronts. The most obvious...

Calling the Signals Johnny U: The Life and Times of John Unitas by Tom Callahan Crown. 292 pp. $24.95 The National Football League (NFL) is the most successful...

At the height of the morning commute on March 11, 2004, ten bombs exploded in and around four train stations in Madrid. Almost 200 Spaniards...

To commemorate Commentary’s sixtieth anniversary, and in an effort to advance discussion of the present American position in the world, the editors addressed the following...

The Bush Doctrine clarified the issues at stake in a moment of new peril for American democracy, and indeed for the democratic project. Despite tremendous...

At the far western end of the magnificent urban axis that runs from the Louvre down the Champs Elysées and through the Arc de Triomphe,...

A mid the welter of moral argument—some serious, much not—that preceded Operation Iraqi Freedom, two clarifying moments stand out. The first came on January 26, when...

Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould Ballantine. 240 pp. $18.95 Stephen Jay Gould, the Harvard /NYU paleontologist whose formidable...

The Unknown Lenin: From the Secret Archive edited by Richard Pipes Yale. 204 pp. $27.50 In 1970, the Paris-based Russian-émigré journal Herald of the Christian Movement published a...

In New York City, the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center is already booked solid for the night of December 31, 1999. In England, Her Majesty’s...

Democrats are made, not born; and so are democratic capitalists. Children, who are born tyrants and who quickly display a propensity for forming neighborhood and...

About-Face The Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution. by Michael Lind. Free Press. 415 pp. $22.95. This past winter, Michael Lind, erstwhile research assistant...