Chronicles Magazine August 2002

Food Fight

Is anyone who thinks, as I do, that “dim sum” is Chinese for “damn soon” or that “sushi” is Japanese for “bait” even remotely qualified to write on food? Actually, I often volunteer unsolicited comments, more or less printable, as the case may be.

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  • Perspective

    Eating With Sinners

    These familiar sentences from Luke’s description of the Last Supper (which occur in parallel passages of Matthew and Mark) are quoted within the central act of Christian worship, when the mystery of He who was both God and Man is revealed in the...

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  • REVIEWS

    The Moral Economy

    The decline of the household economy is one of the most significant economic changes in post-World War II America. Unfortunately, it has received relatively little attention.

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  • REVIEWS

    The Church Militant

    This is a difficult time to be a Catholic. The moral scandals in the Church, which should have provided an occasion for constructive change and for replacing the leftist American hierarchy with bishops of strong faith, pure morals, and sound...

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  • REVIEWS

    Wicked Ways

    Years ago, when Parker Tyler memorably instructed us in the magic and myth of the movies, he indicated something about the archetypal power of film and the status of the stars as our own popular pantheon.

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  • REVIEWS

    All the World Against It

    In this impressive collection of speeches and essays reflecting decades of somber thought, John A. Howard, senior fellow in educational philosophy at the Howard Center, takes stock of changing American manners and values.

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  • IN THE DARK

    Artless Imitations

    Oscar Wilde believed one’s first duty in life was to be as artificial as possible. This, he reasoned, was a corollary to the inescapable truth that nature as we know it invariably imitates art. Paradoxical? Not in the least.

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