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Rebuilding Democracy

From the November 2014 Print Edition

Never was the future in Germany so little foreseeable, nor the chaos so ubiquitous as in the spring of 1945.” So observes the noted German historian Heinrich August Winkler. By the end of the terrible war it had unleashed, Germany was a Zusammenbruchsgesellschaft, a “collapsed society.” Its . . . . Continue Reading »

Infernal Counsel

From the November 1991 Print Edition

Dear Cachexia, Well, isn’t this impressive! You’ve had charge of this patient of yours for just two weeks and you’ve already managed to let him slip into taking part in a pro-life demonstration at a Planned Parenthood “clinic.” How do you do it? Keep this up, and you’ll soon discover . . . . Continue Reading »