The National Catholic Review

September 11, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 6Whole No. 4743

Editorials

Current Comment
Defying the Rules of WarIn this issue, George A. Lopez argues that the war on terror has led us into a no man’s land of Dirty Harry ethics. The argument for a no-holds-barred approach to terrorism runs: We are in a dirty war, so we have to fight dirty. If they are nasty, we have to be nastier.
Politics and Terror
As the nation prepares to observe the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, national security is poised to become once again the central issue in the electoral season.

Articles

Where Have We Been?
James Martin, SJ
Abortion and Public Policy
Blase J. Cupich
Alarm Bells in the East
Drew Christiansen

Books and Culture

Books
War? Crime? Emergency?
Kimberly E. O'Leary
In his new book, Before the Next Attack, Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman takes a complex constitutional proposal directly to the Am
Books
En-Gulfed in Disaster
Kristin Shrader-Frechette
Years ago my husband and I spent a grim, rainy day at the former Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany.
Books
Beyond the Self
Emilie Griffin
I owe a great deal to Henri J. M. Nouwen. His writing, which I first discovered in the 1970’s, helped clarify the spiritual life for me.
Film
There Is No Plan
Richard A. Blake
One scene in Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center encapsulated the entire film for me.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Accepting Suffering
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Life After Death Is Not a Red Herring
Stafford Betty
Columns
The Ethics of Risk
Maryann Cusimano Love
Columns
Touching the Tears
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Jim McDermott
Poem
Enclosures of Violence
Osvaldo Pol
Letters
Letters