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A former Jesuit seminarian, Wills draws on his expertise in classical languages and his wide reading in ecclesiastical history to argue that the Catholic/Orthodox priesthood has been one long mistake (it would seem to follow that there's no point in
In an ingenious column in the Los Angeles Times , Doyle McManus speculates that Gingrich may be following in Richard M...Just as Nixon transformed himself into a moderate candidate in 1968, so Gingrich is now refraining from partisanship...Garry
11 Jean Bethke Elshtain , " Remembrance of Things Blessed ," American Conservative , 5 October, reviews Garry Wills's Augustine's Confessions: A Biography . Michael Barone , " Life May Differ In Your Region ," WSJ , 10 October, reviews Colin Woodard'
From the International Journal of Business and Social Science , Amy Rummel and Frances A...The first chapter from Augustine's Confessions: A Biography by Garry Wills. The bond market shows why John Boehner saying " we're broke " is wrong. March
Dec 2, 2010 At the opening of his charming and absurdly readable memoir, Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer, Garry Wills remembers a reviewer of one of my books in the 1960s [who] said that I did not really belong to the intellectual
Wills says he offered Obama some simple advice on public speaking: Do less of it. I told him that Richard Nixon had advised Ronald Reagan not to make too many public statements himself let others speak on a daily basis, and save his appearances for
Sinnad Oconner and all the children with lives shattered by abuse from catholic clergy were angered when the Vatican released its long awaited new rules of sexual abuse and the Clergy. The document equates paedophilia with the ordination of women
In the modern 24/7 media age, we also ingest a steady diet of lesser emergencies du jour. Most of us grew up with the concept of “The Button” – the fear that our president may be obliged to push it at any moment, in the time it takes to swat a fly,
The book explores the evolution of the U.S. government in the nuclear era. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com ) .
When I read books by nonexperts about nuclear weapons I imagine I am in a position somewhat similar to that of a professional musician who goes to a concert...One simply cannot ignore the “clinkers,” whatever one makes of the overall performance.