An Authentic Modernity

From the May 1993 Print Edition

The Ethics of Authenticity by Charles Taylor Harvard University Press, 142 pages, $17.95 To grow up in Canada is to inherit a privileged position for understanding modernity”sufficently distant from that hurtling spaceship of “the republic to our south,” while retaining (perhaps . . . . Continue Reading »

Maritain and the Jews

From the January 1993 Print Edition

Shall we look for the deepest impulse toward that monstrosity”Christians who are anti-Semites? They are seeking an alibi for their innermost sense of guilt, for the death of Christ of which they want to clear themselves: but if Christ did not die for their sins, then they flee from the mercy . . . . Continue Reading »

The Big Economic Lie

From the March 1992 Print Edition

There they go again. The presidential election of 1992 is bringing out among politicians and the media the Big Economic Lie. Virtually all editors today allow their reporters to broadcast this lie uncritically: “During the 1980s under Reaganomics the poor and the middle class lost . . . . Continue Reading »