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George Kennan: A Study of Character
Francis Phillips | 31 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, diplomacy, history
This influential American diplomat possessed the best and finest traits of the American character.


The sublime message of Christmas
John Armstrong | 27 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, Christmas
The central idea of Christmas -- that God became man -- has had an enormous impact upon Western art.


The Homers got it right: a futuristic fantasy
Kevin Ryan | 21 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Who would revive society if everything collapsed? Homeschoolers, says a prominent educationalist. 


Nobel Lecture: On those who do not win prizes
Wangari Maathai , Margaret Ogola , Doris Lessing and Carolyn Moynihan | 20 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: internet, literature, Nobel Prize
Reading books used to be part of general education, says Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing. Perhaps we need to learn that again -- from Africa.


The missing headline: ‘Unmarried birth rate rises’
Jennifer Roback Morse | 19 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Why did the media make a hullabaloo about a rise in the teen birth rate and ignore a much larger rise in births to unmarried mothers?


The myth of the ‘teenage brain’
Thomas Lickona | 17 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Is it true that your offspring will not be capable of a mature decision until he or she is 25?


Man and Woman God Made Them
Francis Phillips | 15 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
A new edition of Jean Vanier's heartfelt reflection on long-lasting friendship with the mentally disabled is timely.


Message in a bottle to a weary world
Robert A. Gahl, Jr | 15 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI
The hope offered by Christianity can transform the world, says the Pope in his second encyclical letter.


Corporate apparatchiks
John Robertson | 14 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Forget about the free market. Today's executives maintain their outrageous salaries by strategies predicted by Karl Marx.


‘Tell us about love’
Carolyn Moynihan | 13 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
A survey of young people in a developing country shows that it is not sex, but love they really care about.


Save the planet; tax babies
Michael Cook | 12 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
A carbon tax on newborns to reduce human pollution? Now there's an idea for your Christmas stocking.


Character-based sex education
Thomas Lickona | 07 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Because we need good character to guide our sexual lives, sexuality education must be character education.


Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
David Demers | 07 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Sidney Lumet's best film in 30 years will be an Oscar nominee, but it's morally shallow. 


Enchanted
Leticia Velasquez | 07 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Disney spoofs Disney in this delightful tale of fairy-tale romance in the mean streets of Manhattan. 


The Ethical Imagination
Michael Cook | 07 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
A Canadian ethicist offers a fresh approach to defending human dignity.


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