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Garry Wills

A Muckraker and a President Go to the Dark Side

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Miraldi

The attempt to tackle the sexual legacy of John Kennedy was an unmitigated disaster for Sy Hersh, the low point of an otherwise illustrious career. Why would Hersh, the man obsessed with public policy, tackle this sordid tale in the way that he did?

The Most Important Catholic Is..

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

I'm no theologian, but I have heard for a lifetime, from Catholic preachers and teachers of all stripes, that "the least" matter the most in the eyes of God.

The Moral Question Of Gun Collecting

Morgan Guyton | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

I wonder what would happen if the gun debate were reframed: Instead of asking whether people should have the right to own semiautomatic rifles with unlimited capacity ammo clips, my question as a pastor is whether it is morally compatible with Christian values to collect guns.

Contraception Wars and Woes

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Religion may no longer be the opiate of the people, but it is certainly the father -- not the mother -- of all political wedge issues.

Reading Christianity in the Age of Glenn Beck

Suzanne Morrison | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Suzanne Morrison

When it comes to buying Christian works, and I don't mean just liberal-approved Christian books like Lit, I often buy them online. Why? Well, because I'm embarrassed.

WATCH: Is The Tea Party Racist?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Stephen Colbert asked author Garry Wills if "the Tea Party is essentially a racist endeavor?" last night, Wills replied, "Well, of course." Will...

An Open Letter to Bernard-Henri Levy, on His Defense of Roman Polanski and Pope Benedict XVI

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ariel Gonzalez

I've been reading your intemperate, self-righteous posts on the Polanski affair, in which you defend the child rapist against his detractors, among whom I count myself.

"Bomb Power," or How the Atomic Bomb Ended a War, Increased Presidential Power and Eroded the Constitution

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

While the bomb ended World War II, it also started a chain reaction that exploded into America's permanent secret security state -- with emphasis on the word 'permanent.'

Hotels Start Hosting Author Readings, Other Cultural Events, To Attract New Customers

The New York Times | JULIE WEED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

She said she used to choose from a few familiar hotel chains because they offered a predictable experience. Now she looks for hotels like the Sorrento...

Forgive Not: A Catholic's Struggle With The Sins Of His Church

The New Republic | Garry Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Since the papacy has been frozen in a defensive crouch, defying historical fact and free inquiry, it has been opposed to anything that might diminish ...

Haiti After The Quake, Obama After Massachusetts: Chance To Rebuild

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review Of Books "Haiti's Hidden Hope" Mark L. Schneider; Senior Vice President, Special Adviser on Latin America, International Crisi...

New York Review: The Blog

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review of Books, our content partner, Is teasing its new site by giving us a peek at their brand new blog section today. As usual it is f...

Obama's Afghanistan Strategy: Blogs From New York Review

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pakistani author and journalist Ahmed Rashid writes in the New York Review of Books about Obama's "missing strategy" in Afghanistan. After all the ta...

Too Soon To Tell? Judging A President's Progress

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review of Books Huffington Post: At the anniversary of the election of Barack Obama, we're taking a close look at how he's done and what...

Political Historian Garry Wills: Obama Still Runs Bush's Secret Empire

Entangled Giant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush left the White House unpopular and disgraced. His successor promised change, and it was clear where change was needed. Illegal acts sho...