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The Road to Character
13 Aug 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, character, New York Times
A New York Times columnist writes a book about old fashioned virtues.

House of Hospitality
22 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic social teaching, Catholic Worker, Dorothy Day
One of the most courageous, unconventional and holy women of the 20th Century.

Stalin’s Daughter
13 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, Stalin
How did Svetlana Alliluyeva survive growing up in the monstrous shadow of her father?

Napoleon: A Life
13 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Napoleon
Comparisons with Hitler malign the great French statesman.

Family politics: domestic life under 20th century dictators
8 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, dictatorships, family policy
National portraits of domestic life, devastation and survival 1900 - 1950.

The making of men
18 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, John Henry Newman, UK, university
Few people have known more about how to develop the character of youth than Cardinal Newman.

Why does Pope Francis keep dropping hints about a century-old dystopian novel?
4 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, Pope Francis
Perhaps he wants journalists to read it.

The enduring appeal of C S Lewis
13 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, C. S. Lewis
A clear prose style, an honest, warm voice are qualities that will always attract readers.

The bitter lessons of unbridled freedom
23 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
The older generation of Russians suffered terribly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The Sense of Style
8 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, writing
A controversial Harvard psychologist wants people to ... write better.

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