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This powerful journal is quite simply the locus of civilized discussion on abortion, euthanasia and related issues.                                                                                                                                                          --William F. Buckley, Jr.

BOOKNOTES: RICH IN YEARS: FINDING PEACE AND PURPOSE IN A LONG LIFE E-mail
2014 Winter

RICH IN YEARS: FINDING PEACE AND PURPOSE IN A LONG LIFE

by Johann Christoph Arnold, Reviewed by Ellen Wilson Fielding

(The Plough Publishing House, 183 pp., 2013, $12 paperback)

Author Johann Christoph Arnold is a lifelong member of the Bruderhof, a smallish Christian community of about 2,600 members worldwide. It was founded by his father in Germany in 1920 and is marked by a radically communal, Book-of-Acts way of living. Arnold himself was born in England after his family fled the Nazis; they then moved first to Paraguay and eventually, when Arnold was 15, to New York State.

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One “Right,” Many Wrongs: The Strange Career of the Right to Privacy E-mail
2014 Winter
Written by Jason Morgan   

 

The connection, if any, between the so-called “right to privacy” and the United States Constitution is notoriously tenuous. Even those who applaud the invocation of this right to privacy in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) have lamented the almost magical conjuring of privacy out of, if not quite thin air, then something close: the “emanations” and “penumbras” surrounding the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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Personhood and After-Birth Abortion E-mail
2014 Winter
Written by Joshua J. Craddock   

 

What should happen to a child born alive after a failed abortion? In March, Alisa LaPolt Snow, a representative of Florida Alliance for Planned Parenthood Affiliates, told the state House of Representatives that the decision whether or not to kill such an infant should be one “between the patient and the health care provider.”1

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BOOKNOTES: FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: LIFE AND DEATH IN A STORM-RAVAGED HOSPITAL E-mail
2014 Winter

Five Days at Memorial: Life and death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

by Sheri Fink, Reviewed by Rita Marker

(Crown Publishers, 558 pp., 2013, $27.00)

 

The drugs were federally controlled substances, kept locked away and signed out when needed, their misuse subject to criminal penalty. But these were extraordinary times. Even the firmest rules softened in the intense heat.

During the last week of August 2005, the nation was absorbed in the drama of Hurricane Katrina.

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Little Sisters vs. Big Brother E-mail
2014 Winter
Written by William Murchison   


Are we there yet? Have we got it quite in mind that Roe v. Wade and the abortion regime that it foisted upon us affirm only selected people’s freedoms, with minimal if any concern about the freedoms of others?

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