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Jonathan Aitken
Jonathan Aitken, The American Spectator‘s High Spirits columnist, is most recently author of JohnNewton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace (Crossway Books). His biographies include Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed (Doubleday) and Nixon: A Life, now available in a new paperback edition (Regnery).

This year’s election in India, a marvel of modern democracy with 815 million eligible voters going to the polls, has the potential to change the country for the better economically, and for the worse spiritually. Simmering just beneath the surface…

Anglican leadership? The phrase has had the ring of an oxymoron in recent years. From the fractious and predominantly liberal Episcopalians in America to the militantly conservative churches of Africa, the 80 million worshippers in the world’s second-largest Christian denomination…

Why has the Western world, and its churches in particular, been so slow to wake up and do something about one of the greatest international human rights tragedies of the 21st century? This is the murderous persecution of tens of…

The True Gold Standard: A Monetary Reform Plan Without Official Reserve CurrenciesBy Lewis Lehrman (Second Edition, Newly Revised and Enlarged, The Lehrman Institute, 201 pages, $19.95) There are golden boys and gold coasts, streets paved with gold and gold standards…

WE ARE APPROACHING the season of New Year’s resolutions. Alas, for me and many others this ritual is embarrassingly like the old joke that compares keeping the commandments to taking an examination paper: “Ten are set but only four need…

CARDINAL MARTINI SHOOK UP a heady intellectual cocktail for the Catholic Church before he passed away. His recently published last testament has stunned the Vatican and set the faithful arguing about the direction of Catholicism in the 21st century. At…

THE GOLD MEDALISTS and the cheering crowds have departed from Olympic London, but the 2012 games were such an outstanding success that the focus has shifted to their legacy. The politically correct consensus says that the L-word should be applied…

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Psalm 90:10 THESE…

The evil that men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones —Julius Caesar, act 3, scene 2 THESE SHAKESPEAREAN LINES are applicable to Charles W. Colson, whose recent obituaries filled much space but shed too…

ALSO IN OUR “HEAVEN SYMPOSIUM” RET Heaven: A Symposium John Derbyshire Heavens to Betsy! Shmuley Boteach Heaven Is Overrated When I was reading theology at Oxford, my tutor, the Regius Professor of Divinity no less, set his students this topic…

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