Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright has just published a thrilling, compulsively readable account of the 1978 Camp David accords titled Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David.
Periodically we hear the anguished voices of sensitive aesthetes lamenting the deplorable and degraded state of contemporary art.
As the end of the year approaches, we reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the one ahead, celebrating the transition between old and new.
What do James Taylor and The Beatles have in common with the Head of the National Institute of Health?
Our poor old world lurches from crisis to crisis:
Ebola. Ferguson. Syria. ISIS.
So New Year’s most welcome. Let’s start again
With peace on earth and goodwill toward men.
Do we need religion in order to be moral?
Rudy Giuliani is blaming President Obama for the murder of two NYPD officers.
The holiday season is always a good time to take stock of the year just past and see what we might anticipate in the 12 months to come. In the case of Pope Francis, it is fair to say that a great deal went well.
The day went something like a Keystone Kops comedy from the silent movie era.
Pope Francis has opened the Pearly Gates to Blue Heelers.
William Shatner is daring to go where no author has gone before.
The original Star Trek captain is using modern technology—Kickstarter—to fund a campaign to publish and market a new book.
There is a growing crisis haunting the Catholic Church. And it is a crisis larger than the events that have so greatly afflicted the American Catholic Church. The pedophilia scandals are a horrifying element of this crisis. So, too, are the bishops who covered up and excused these outrages.
We are haunted during the holidays by things done and left undone, but especially by the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Many of us are deeply grieved by the recent events surrounding The New Republic, where Chris Hughes, its current publisher, having rejected the magazine's time-hon
And when I was a kid, I played.
Popes are not merely the head of a Church. Because they are the spiritual leader of a billion people, popes also have a role to play in shaping and forming global order. And historically, there have been popes who have used this position to change the direction of world events.