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Standing at Attention

From the May 2002 Print Edition

It seems we haven’t heard the voices of soldiers for a very long time. Not these voices, anyway: matter-of-fact, a little reserved, sometimes quiet, sometimes triumphant, from a twenty-year-old private on his first combat mission, from a major who has served around the world. They’re the voices . . . . Continue Reading »

Millennials Floating

From the December 2001 Print Edition

This time last year, a book called Millennials Rising began to make headlines. The authors, Neil Howe and William Strauss, have of late astounded armchair sociologists with their predictions about the “turnings” of history, the approximately twenty-year cycles in which American society gets . . . . Continue Reading »

Letter from Poland

From the April 1999 Print Edition

If you looked closely during one of the full-to-bursting Sunday evening student Masses last summer at the Dominican church in Krakow, Poland, you would have seen four nicely dressed young men sitting together in one of the pews. When the Mass ended, they took out their copies of the Liturgy of the . . . . Continue Reading »