Magazine June 22, 2009, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• But it worked so well for Yugo.

• Dr. George Tiller, a Wichita abortionist, was shot and killed at his church on a Sunday, in the presence of his wife. The pro-life movement almost unanimously condemned the deed. The abatement of anti-abortion lawlessness — murders, bombings, mob scenes at abortion mills — has contributed to the measurable public turn against abortion since the early Nineties, for without distraction, the evil of abortion is plainer. A few pro-life zealots weaseled. “There is a Christian scripture that would support this,” said one Dave Leach of Des Moines. There is a Christian scripture

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In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners


How It Was

A review of Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement, by Richard Brookhiser.

The Other O’Connor

There was another Catholic novelist named O’Connor at work in the Fifties and Sixties, and for a time he was both better known and vastly more popular.