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

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Pope 007?

From the January 1997 Print Edition

”His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time By Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi Doubleday, 582 pages, $27.50 On October 21, 1978, five days after the election of Cardinal Karol Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II, the “liberal” Polish Communist journal Polityka opined . . . . Continue Reading »

God, Man, and H. L. Mencken

From the May 1995 Print Edition

Mencken: A Life . By Fred Hobson.Random House. 650 pp. $35. H. L. Mencken, My Life as Author and Editor. Edited with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley. Knopf. 450 pp. $30. H. L. Mencken, Thirty-five Years of Newspaper Work . Edited by Fred Hobson, vincent Fitzpatrick, and Bradford Jacobs. Johns . . . . Continue Reading »

Re-Viewing Vatican II:

From the December 1994 Print Edition

George Lindbeck, the distinguished Lutheran theologian, served from 1962 through 1965 as one of sixty “Delegated Observers” from other Christian communions at the Second Vatican Council. As Lindbeck has noted on previous occasions, the ecumenical observers from the worlds of Orthodoxy and . . . . Continue Reading »