William McGurn

George Washington: Prudent Warrior — Apr. 1989


In honor of president’s day, the Spectator will be republishing this week essays and reviews on our nation’s best — and worst — leaders. George Washington: A CollectionEdited by W.B. Allen/Liberty Fund/561 pp $22.95 Brothers: I am a Warrior, My Words are few and plain; but I will make good what I say.—George Washington, Speech to […]

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The Befuddlement of American Catholicism


In the opening volume of his recent two-volume Catholicism, the Rev. Richard P. McBrien describes the present state of the Catholic Church as one of crisis. Though I should prefer the term confusion, and others would speak even more strongly, few are so blind as not to sense that something is wrong. Mass attendance is […]

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