Publications

The New Left, the Old Left, and the Peace Movement

George Weigel

The American Peace Movement-it should go without saying-was profoundly shaped by the Vietnam-era New Left. That the New Left was,…

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Syndicated Column / October 1, 1987

On Getting Involved

George Weigel

It is no longer a curiosity these days for a county medical society in the midst of discussing its professional…

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Syndicated Column / October 1, 1987

Take Him Out to the Ball Game

George Weigel

As we celebrate the 1987 World Series amidst continuing debate over Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of glasnost, we recall from earlier…

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Syndicated Column / October 1, 1987

Switzerland at the Cape of Good Hope?

George Weigel

In South Africa, a book that sells 5,000 copies is thought a considerable success. Since March 1986, sales of South…

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Syndicated Column / October 1, 1987

In Brief

George Weigel

We note the following bit of cross-cultural news, reported in the Baltimore Sun: When the Soviet Union launched a Syrian…

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Syndicated Column / October 1, 1987

America and the World

George Weigel

The bicentennial of the Constitution of the United States affords us the opportunity to reflect on many things: the “miracle…

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Syndicated Column / September 1, 1987

Calhoun’s Heir, or the Balkanization of American Foreign Policy

George Weigel

Of the possible arguments that the bicentennial of the Constitution might have engendered, perhaps one of the least likely is…

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Syndicated Column / July 1, 1987

The Struggle for the Catholic Human Rights Revloution

George Weigel

That the Catholic Church, in the United States and indeed throughout the world, has become a major factor in shaping…

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Syndicated Column / July 1, 1987

On His Mind

George Weigel

When A. M. Rosenthal retired some months back as executive editor of the New York Times, William F. Buckley, Jr.’s…

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Syndicated Column / July 1, 1987

The Moral Case for Democracy

George Weigel

As noted in the May/June 1987 issue of AMERICAN PURPOSE, a grant to the James Madison Foundation from the United…

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Syndicated Column / July 1, 1987

In Brief

George Weigel

Dr. Anatoly Koryagin, the psychiatrist released from the gulag several months ago, is what North African Christianity in the third…

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Syndicated Column / July 1, 1987

Idealism Without Illusions

George Weigel

Shortly before they were married, or so the story goes, Jacqueline Bouvier asked Senator John F. Kennedy how he would…

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Syndicated Column / May 1, 1987