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From the December 1995 Print Edition

Philosophy and Law. By Leo Strauss. Translated by Eve Adler. State University of New York Press. 157 pages, $14.95. In a time when the students of the late Leo Strauss are in various ways advocating “Straussianism,” it is good to have a definitive translation of the book in which the . . . . Continue Reading »

1995 December Letters

From the December 1995 Print Edition

Paul Davies & Critics: An Exchange In his essay “Physics and the Mind of God” (August/September), Paul Davies demonstrates the insular, almost solipsistic, nature of modern theoretical physics. Because theoretical physics is the modernist discipline par excellence, such a demonstration must . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 120

From the November 1995 Print Edition

Consciousness and Transcedence: The Theology of Eric Voegelin. By Michael P. Morrissey. University of Notre Dame Press. 353 pages, $41.95. In the 1940s Eric Voegelin wrote that a solution to the modern crisis would require, among other things, a “new Christian philosophy of history” . . . . Continue Reading »

November Letters

From the November 1995 Print Edition

The Culture War Front In “Hard Truths About the Culture War” (June/July), Robert H. Bork correctly identifies the most important fronts where our culture is under attack, but I think he gives too much credit (or blame) to liberal ideology. Could the ideologically motivated . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 119

From the October 1995 Print Edition

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism . By Tina Rosenberg. Random. 437 pages, $25. In the aftermath of the defeat of fascism and Japanese militarism in World War II, there was little controversy over the extensive programs of de-Nazification and demilitarization launched by . . . . Continue Reading »

October Letters

From the October 1995 Print Edition

Waco Revisited Certainly Dean M. Kelley did not know when he wrote, and you did not know when you published, “Waco: A Massacre and its Aftermath,” (May), that the April 19, 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City would occur. The motivation behind the bombing is not yet . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 118

From the August/September 1995 Print Edition

Three Messengers for One God . By Roger Arnaldez. Translated by Gerald W. Schlabach, Mary Louise Gude, and David B. Burrell. University of Notre Dame Press. 219 pages, $29.95. This book was first published in French in 1983. Its author then held a chair in Islamics at the Sorbonne, and is one of . . . . Continue Reading »

June/July Letters

From the June/July 1995 Print Edition

Cautions About Utopia I was much intrigued by the Patrick Glynn-Glenn Tinder exchange (“Time for Utopia?” March). As I read Mr. Glynn’s rather buoyant piece, I wondered whether the citizens of Sarajevo or Grozny (what is left of it-and them) would want to join the party. To be . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 117

From the June/July 1995 Print Edition

The Philosopher and the Provocateur: The Correspondence of Jacques Maritain and Saul Alinsky. Edited by Bernard Doering. University of Notre Dame Press. 118 pages, $25.95. For those of us who knew of the warm friendship that existed between Jacques Maritain and Saul Alinsky, it always seemed to be . . . . Continue Reading »