Table of Contents

Cover Story

A public school's private shame

by Roy Maynard

Cover Story | It's almost September. Do you know where your kids are?

In this issue: "Dirty little secret," Aug. 23, 1997


Polishing the crown jewel

By Mindy Belz

International | On the 50th anniversary of India's independence from Britain, think gospel-not Gandhi

Court Jester Awards

By Nick Eicher

National | Just how important are nominations for federal judgeships? The Family Research Council recently released its 1997 Court Jester Awards, which prove that…

Judge Not

By Bob Jones

National | Reno demands quick confirmations of judicial appointees; conservatives say life tenure requires more careful scrutiny

The hot-air industry

By Cal Thomas

National | Environmental theology is expanding government power


This Week

An active judiciary Producers of child pornography, in an exercise in creative depravity, have turned to two techniques to get around federal child-porn laws:


Culture Notes

Culture | The last beatnik The death of novelist William S. Burroughs, from a heart attack at age 83, marks the final passing of the Beat generation. Poet Allen…

Film: Paranoid fiction

By Chris Stamper

Movies | Hollywood imagines conspiracies; Washington fuels them

Books: Puritanical hang-ups

By George Grant

Books | The real Puritans have much to teach the modern mind


A crazy idea

By Marvin Olasky

The tragedy of American college education

Learning to be quiet

By William H. Smith

Why church bodies should stop meddling in civil affairs

Second-hand steam

By Joel Belz

Why do we tolerate simulation when the real thing's not allowed?

Issue Cover