The Lord of the World

Biden vs. Bork, 1988: Democrats Smear a SCOTUS Nominee

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the May 1988 print edition of Crisis. It has been edited for brevity. Many people have asked me what it was like to live through the nomination and hearings of my husband, Robert Bork. I usually answer that it was like being besieged in a battle where the reinforcements [...]

On the Struggle Between Good and Evil

“The essential architecture, if you will, of the struggle between good and evil in our times has grown ever more intense, and the warnings I sought to convey through the novel remain no less urgent.”  ∼ Michael O’Brien, Preface, Elijah in Jerusalem “Do you remember what happened to Elijah?... On Horeb, he (Elijah) would get [...]

Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914)

The Catholic Church has sometimes been praised, and sometimes criticized, for the strength of its hold upon the lives of its members.  Its vision of the human is so profound and its view of the destinies of collective humanity are so all-encompassing that it tends to create its own atmosphere wherever it takes root, and [...]

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