10/01/1992

A magazine like Crisis does not endorse candidates. As the reader may discover from the round robin in this issue, its writers are deeply divided with regard to presidential candidates George Bush and Bill Clinton. Just the same, journals of opinion have an obligation to provide an interpretation of events. And one of the prerogatives, [...]

A magazine like Crisis does not endorse candidates. As the reader may discover from the round robin in this issue, its writers are deeply divided with regard to presidential candidates George Bush and Bill Clinton. Just the same, journals of opinion have an obligation to provide an interpretation of events. And one of the prerogatives, [...]

In View

The Words Not Spoken The Democratic Party, in its desire to retain an uncompromising pro-abortion stance during the convention, refused to permit a public podium to the governor of Pennsylvania, Robert P. Casey, who is a pro-life Catholic. Casey's prepared statement is an indictment of a major political party's refusal to take seriously the concerns [...]

With the election approaching, we asked seven prominent lay Catholics to reflect on George Bush and Bill Clinton, with special attention to issues dear to the hearts of Catholics. Michael Schwartz is the director of the Center for Social Policy at the Free Congress Foundation. Jim Castelli is a journalist, pollster, and author (with George [...]

What matters for social success today is less whether your father was rich or poor than whether you knew your father at all. That's the crucial verdict of recent research on childhood, as summarized by Professor Lawrence Mead. Fatherless households, which are this country's fastest growing family type at present, are risky places for children [...]

Lawyers in America look with keen interest each year to "First Monday"—the first Monday of October when a new term of the Supreme Court of the United States opens. In the term's starting week the Court will disgorge a mass of orders in pending cases—mainly orders announcing the fate of cases which petitioners' have asked [...]

Nothing can bring theological and ecclesiological differences to so sharp a focus as worship. Within the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the denomination in which I am ordained, a wide range of worship "styles" are evident. On the one end, the "church growth" movement has gained a foothold. From a church growth perspective, traditional forms [...]

There are fairies at the bottom of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's garden. At least that was what the inspired father of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Professor Challenger, and Brigadier Gerard, the author of A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, a man knighted for his services to the British [...]

Why are Britain's Granada TV productions of the Sherlock Holmes stories, presented in America on PBS'S Mystery series, so good? And—not quite the same question—why have they been so universally and enthusiastically recognized by public and critics as being so good, as being in fact easily the best adaptations of the Holmes literature ever committed [...]

Editor's note: Regnery Gateway has recently re-issued Russell Kirk's masterful Roots of American Order. Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Frank Shakespeare penned this epilogue to the new edition. The Roots of American Order, one of Russell Kirk's many wonderful scholarly achievements, first appeared in 1974. At that time our country was preparing to celebrate [...]

The story is told, without any apparent reference to time or place, of a discussion about the qualifications of two candidates. "What do you think of our two candidates for mayor?" one gentleman asked another. "Well," said the latter, "I am glad that only one can be elected." For many, no doubt, this is the [...]

This election year, which brings me as close to being a purely single issue voter as any I have known, leads me to reflect on the ways in which deeply principled, deeply committed people live out their commitment to the unborn. Contrary to the myths propagated by pro-abortionists, single-issue voters are not usually John Brown-like [...]

And how should I know your true love?" sings a plaintive Ophelia in Hamlet. "O, by his cockle hat and staff, and by his sandals shoone." The cockle hat, a broad felt variety with brim upturned to reveal a scallop shell, was the common headgear of medieval pilgrims making their way through the mountain fastness [...]

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