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Matthew Kenefick
Matthew Kenefick is an occasional writer from the Washington, D.C. area.

Wake up conservatives. The election of Mark Sanford to Congress should not send a message to the GOP elites to back bad candidates. It is also not some angelic story of redemption and grace…or the second coming…or even the raising…

Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? By Patrick J. Buchanan (Thomas Dunne Books, 496 pages, $27.99) If you are searching for the authoritative Baedeker Guide to the End of the West, search no longer. Suicide of a…

Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay VocationBy Michael Novak and William E. Simon Jr.(Encounter Books, 184 pages, $21.95) HOW DOES a Christian layman who takes his faith seriously, indeed as a matter of (eternal) life and death, answer…

by Matthew Kenefick | Jul 12, 2011

Perhaps the cattiest quote of all time was Mary McCarthy’s summation of Lillian Hellman: “Every word she writes is a lie, including and and the.” After finishing Anthony Esolen’s Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (ISI Press,…

by Matthew Kenefick | Feb 28, 2011

Light of the World: The Pope, The Church and The Signs of the Times By Pope Benedict XVI and Peter Seewaldt (Ignatius Press, 256 pages, $21.95) A well-known American Catholic theologian not noted for his fidelity to Church teaching was…

The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist CrisisBy Robert R. Reilly (ISI Books, 240 pages, $26.95) Robert R. Reilly has written a book that may offer the key to both understanding and perhaps defeating…

The Future Church: How Ten Trends Are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church By John L. Allen, Jr. (Doubleday, 480 pages, $28) John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Register and a Vatican analyst for CNN and National Public Radio, has…

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War By H. W. Crocker III (Regnery Publishing, 370 pages, $19.95) AN OFT-REPEATED TRUISM is “History is written by the victors.” Certainly this has been the case of the War Between the States….

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