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To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II

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What Ukraine Means

On February 24, 2022, something considered so unlikely in the twenty-first century as to be almost unimaginable happened: A large ­European state mounted a full-scale, full-­spectrum invasion of another large

Democracy and Its Discontents

This essay is adapted from George Weigel’s 17th William E. Simon Lecture, delivered in Washington on March 6, 2018. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the lecture.

The Great War Revisited

This article is adapted from the thirteenth annual William E. Simon Lecture, delivered on February 6, 2014. In 1936, the British writer Rebecca West stood on the balcony of Sarajevo’s

The Handwriting on the Wall

A version of this essay was delivered as the 11th Annual William E. Simon Lecture in Washington on February 7, 2012. In recent years, roiled as they have been by