Publications

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

Nuclear Denial

George Weigel

Psychologists call it the “Stockholm syndrome, “after the hostages in a Swedish bank robbery some years ago who began, over…

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Syndicated Column / May 1, 1987

Stubborn, Those Americans

George Weigel

Speaking of “Amerika,” and we promise that this is absolutely the last time we’ll speak of “Amerika,” were Dr. John…

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Syndicated Column / May 1, 1987

Ethics, War, and Peace

George Weigel

At its November 1986 meeting, the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace awarded a grant of…

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Syndicated Column / May 1, 1987

Madison Senior Fellowships

George Weigel

The James Madison Foundation’s two senior fellows, Joshua Muravchik and David Satter, are both at work on projects that we…

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Syndicated Column / May 1, 1987

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