This Christmas, it seems, life is not so good at the Origin: Israel cannot afford to lose the Palestinian Christians: They have long represented a moderating force. A century ago, they accounted for 25% or more of the Holy Land population. Today, they represent less than 1.5%. Since 2000, Bethlehem alone has lost 10% of… Continue reading
Overlooked reviews that shouldn’t be overlooked (er, by me, that is): Hitchens claims that some of his best friends are believers. If so, he doesn’t know much about his best friends. He writes about religious people the way northern racists used to talk about “Negroes” — with feigned knowing and a sneer. God Is Not… Continue reading
Former college classmate and now Our Man in Rome, Father John Wauck, says it’s too soon to give up on “old” Europe. He’s right.
I hereby second Jay Fitzgerald on his endorsements.
Friday dose of Krauthammer: It took Bush three years to find his general (as it did Lincoln) and turn a losing war into a winnable one. Baghdad and Washington are currently discussing a long-term basing agreement that could give the United States permanent military presence in the region and a close cooperative relationship with the… Continue reading