George Weigel is distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

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Henry Hyde (1924-2007)

From the February 2008 Print Edition

In September 1984, I had a sabbatical year at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. One day—while I was having lunch with a Seattle congressman, Joel Pritchard, then in the midst of a bout of chemotherapy—a portly gentleman came up to our table to ask Joel how he was feeling. . . . . Continue Reading »

Just War and Iraq Wars

From the April 2007 Print Edition

The first phase of the Iraq Wars came to a dramatic”and ominously prophetic”denouement on that heady day in April 2003 when U.S. Marines stormed into central Baghdad and pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein that the local citizenry couldn’t quite manage to topple. Several months . . . . Continue Reading »

Iraq: Then & Now

From the April 2006 Print Edition

Even as history continues to unfold”and explode”in ancient Mesopotamia, the Iraq War has already proven itself the most consequential international political event of the post-Cold War period. It changed, and continues to change, the political, psychological, and perhaps even . . . . Continue Reading »

Who Wants War? An Exchange

From the April 2005 Print Edition

Paul J. Griffiths The intense debate in the United States since September 11 about the meaning, history, and contemporary applicability of just war theory”much of it conducted in the pages of First Things”has been instructive and for the most part at a high level of conceptual and ethical . . . . Continue Reading »