Publications

On Keeping Your Head

George Weigel

Your editor remembers that his seventh-grade teacher, Sister George Mary, was a fanatic for memorization who required that “If” be…

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Syndicated Column / May 1, 1987

In Brief

George Weigel

Democracy requires that some people, at least, stand back from the immediate controversies of public life in order to set…

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Syndicated Column / May 1, 1987

The Chroniclers

George Weigel

You won’t see it offered for discount sale by Publishers Clearing House. You may not even be able to find…

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Syndicated Column / March 1, 1987

Light From the East

George Weigel

Press and popular attention to matters of East and West naturally tends to focus on the extravaganzas: summit conferences, the…

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Syndicated Column / March 1, 1987

Fog From the West

George Weigel

Tone-deafness to the message of men such as Adam Michnik, Vaclav Havel, and George Konrad is not a disability of…

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Syndicated Column / March 1, 1987

And, Last But Not Least, From the South…

George Weigel

Arturo Cruz of Nicaragua is a man intuitively in sync with the message of Vaclav Havel, Adam Michnik, and George…

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Syndicated Column / March 1, 1987

The Hauerwas Theses

George Weigel

Professor Stanley Hauerwas of the Duke University Divinity School is on anybody’s short list of the most provocative and thoughtful…

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Syndicated Column / March 1, 1987

A Question of Witness

George Weigel

One of the most extraordinary transformations in contemporary American public life has been the radical change in the ideological orientation…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987

Once More, With Feeling

George Weigel

The rush to disinvestment in South Africa proceeds apace, now led by such American corporate giants as General Motors, IBM,…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987

Coalitions For Democracy

George Weigel

Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch are not frequently found on the same side of controverted issues. This past September,…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987

Open Mikes

George Weigel

Washington, D.C., which gets abuzz over things large and small, was aflutter just after the November elections with another Charles…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987

Ike Revisited

George Weigel

  AMERICAN PURPOSE is not intended to be penitential reading. Thus, from time to time, we want to share some…

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Syndicated Column / February 1, 1987