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Cover Story

Resolute at New Year's

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | Luis and Pat Palau in the different world of Bill Clinton and the liberal elite

In this issue: "Palau: Renaissance Man," Jan. 24, 1998


Can Pope John Paul II do for Cuba what he did for Eastern Europe?

International | In Eastern Europe and in Russia, the years preceding the end of communism were marked by moral and spiritual renewal. The birth of Solidarity in Poland was…

Havana's critical mass

By Mindy Belz

International | But the pope's visit is just an exception, not a rules change

Science Notes

National | Darwin's supervisor "The diversity of life on Earth is the outcome of evolution: an unsupervised, impersonal, unpredictable and natural process." So read the…

Immigrants: A threat or gospel opportunity?

National | Church leaders raise questions about immigration crackdown



It's like being under surveillance, like those security cameras at convenience stores. Human behavior changes when you know you are being watched. TAKAKO…

This Week

Tastes like chicken A federal judge apparently didn't like the bland taste of the plea-bargain special served up by the independent counsel in the case…


Backpedal on day care

By Joel Belz

Even if the state's earlier work had been good, it's the wrong assignment

Dope and hope

By Marvin Olasky

Samuel Adams would be ashamed of today's Boston

On telling the truth

Once truth, always true


Missing the stirring WORLD's Dec. 20th feature article on the Brownsville Revival ("Shaken or stirred") completely missed the mark and somehow managed to…


Culture Notes

Culture | TV shows go to the bathroom The new fad in cutting-edge, reality-based TV is to show people going to the bathroom. This new phase of vulgarity started in…

Books: Men of independence

By George Grant

Books | America's greatness is not its government, but its citizens

Books: The virtues of soldiers

By Roy Maynard

Books | Books show extremism in the defense of freedom is no vice

Being bad to do good

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The Straight Edge punk scene proves St. Paul was right

The death pool

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Bookmaking celebrity deaths and other cultural buzz

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