The Coming Resurgence of Russia
Let us begin by recalling one of the most celebrated predictions in political literature.
America is at war, and its citizens are understandably fixated upon events in the Persian Gulf.
The Secret History of Perestroika
Gorbachev has shown that, intentionally or unintentionally, he can destroy the Soviet system comprehensively. It remains doubtful whether he can replace what he has destroyed.
The Churches and the War
"The war in the Gulf is not a Christian war, a Jewish war, or a Moslem war--it is a just war," President Bush recently told a group of conservative religious broadcasters, "and it is a war with which good will prevail.
Fault Lines and Steeples
In a famous passage in a speech to the House of Commons in 1922, Winston Churchill characterized the aftermath of the Great War:Great Empires have been overturned.
America on Their Minds
The subject of Franco-American relations is "vast," in the Gaullian usage of the word, and for most Americans vastly boring.
Of Bishops and Redskins
Is the United States of America a nation? By chance, I went to see the new Kevin Costner film, Dances With Wolves, on the same day as the American Catholic bishops were resolving to instruct President Bush in his conduct of U.