Chronicles Magazine Biography

Dead Stars,Black Holes

The word tragedy is no longer applied to the death of worthy people who made mistakes or even to young people in fatal traffic accidents. Now it is a tragedy when someone who has been seeking death for years—through drugs or alcohol or obsessive...

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    A Cardinal in Full

    In his Testament politique, Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duc de Richelieu, wrote, “A capable prince represents a great treasure in a state. A skillful counsel . . . is no less a treasure.” Surely Richelieu had himself in mind, as...

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