David Calling

Europe’s Islam Problem

European governments have become practiced at pretending that their country has no problems with Muslims. The official line, endlessly repeated, is that Islam is a religion of peace, and therefore ...

Is France Finished?

I’ve been in France celebrating the hundredth birthday of an old friend of my family’s. World War I had hardly begun when she was born. In World War II, her ...

Mark Strand, R.I.P.

All those years ago, I was invited to teach at the Writers’ Workshop in the University of Iowa. Mark Strand was on the faculty. He looked the way poets are ...

A Legacy of Liberty

William Shawcross is the author of a biography of Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, so-called because her daughter is the present Queen. He was just the person to give the ...

The Papa Doc of the Muslim World

Jay Nordlinger of this parish has been writing about Papa Doc, or Dr. François Duvalier, once upon a time the dictator of Haiti whose dealings with his unfortunate subjects made sure ...