Winter Feast

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 [...]

‘A Raging Mirth’

A student gave me G. K. Chesterton’s Poems, a handsome book (New York, John Lane). In it are love, war, religious and miscellaneous poems, ballads, and "Rhymes for the Times." Its most famous poem is probably "Lepanto." The most intriguing is "Antichrist, or The Reunion of Christendom, an Ode." The religious poems are often about [...]

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