Posts tagged with ‘The Weekly Standard’

  • TBT: Lady Margaret Thatcher Credits Michael Novak

    By Michael Novak on April 21, 2016
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    She praised “the American theologian and social scientist” Michael Novak for stressing the fact “that what he called ‘democratic capitalism’ was a moral and social, not just an economic system, that it encouraged a range of virtues, and that it depended upon co‑operation not just ‘going it alone.’ ”
  • Sargent Shriver, 1915-2011

    By Michael Novak on January 19, 2011
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    The Last Liberal: Sargent Shriver’s life and times Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver by Scott Stossel (Smithsonian, 761 pp., $52.50) ONE DAY, early in the summer of 1970, I read in the New York Times that Sargent Shriver was opening an office in Washington to help elect Democrats to Congress. Shriver had just returned from a tour as ambassador to […]
  • Good, Evil, and My Friend Irwin

    By Michael Novak on March 14, 2007
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    Recently THE WEEKLY STANDARD published Irwin Stelzer’s truly brilliant account of a literary luncheon arranged by President Bush to honor Andrew Roberts’s History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900, a thick, heavy book that picks up the skein begun by Winston Churchill with his long four-volume treatment of the subject. The President was not at all intimidated by his fifteen […]
  • What the Islamists Have Learned: How to Defeat the USA in Future Wars

    By Michael Novak on November 27, 2006
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    By the will of Allah, in all wars to come, may it prepare our brave martyrs for combat operations! Today, the purpose of war is sharply political, not military; psychological, not physical. The main purpose of war is to dominate the way the enemy imagines and thinks about the war. Warfare is not, these days, won on a grand field […]
  • Passion Play

    By Michael Novak on August 25, 2003
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    The Nicene Creed, recited by the world’s more than two billion Christians every Sunday, declares that Jesus Christ “suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.” More than anything else, these ten words are the theme of “The Passion,” Mel Gibson’s new movie. Although not scheduled to be released to theaters until Ash Wednesday, “The Passion” generated this […]

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