What are we to make of France’s presidential election? More than anything, it points to the power of anti-systemic populism in French politics, whether on the Left or Right.
Eric PattersonApril 13, 2022
In late winter and early spring 1947, Reinhold Niebuhr visited Europe and wrote short editorials for Christianity and Crisis as he traveled. In the following correspondences, the first coming from Scotland and the second coming from somewhere in the United Kingdom, he offers brief reflections on different current events.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrMarch 30, 2022
“We have,” said an exuberant campaign orator in the recent campaign, “the moral leadership of the world. The whole world trusts in our devotion to freedom and expects us to save mankind from totalitarianism.” That is how we see ourselves, at least in our more complacent moods. The world does not see us as we see ourselves.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrDecember 7, 2021
Keynoting a “Beat Dewey” rally at Madison Square Garden on September 12, 1946, Secretary of Commerce Henry Wallace warned Americans against the Truman administration’s “get tough with Russia” policy. Reinhold Niebuhr responded.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold Niebuhr & Mark MeltonNovember 3, 2021
“Letter from Holland,” by L.H. RuitenbergAugust 5, 1946 While North Americans, on being informed of the church situation in Holland,…
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Mark MeltonSeptember 22, 2021
This is no time to shut down the furnace that fires the arsenal of democracy. Civilization still needs America’s military, which means America’s military needs resources, which means America needs a growing economy. That won’t be possible if Americans turn toward socialism.
Alan DowdMarch 26, 2019
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas Ricks is a joint biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell that focuses on the 1930s and 1940s, pivotal years for both men. The book argues that they realized securing individual freedom against government encroachment from fascism and communism was the vital issue of their time.
Grayson LogueMarch 5, 2018
Venezuela’s new Constituent Assembly will hold its first meeting today. The Trump administration has already placed new sanctions on the regime and may impose further sanctions. Here is what you should know about the ongoing Venezuela crisis.
Joe CarterAugust 4, 2017
This perceptive article written by Henry P. Van Dusen during World War II conveys the import of Christian solidarity to help secure an Allied victory and overcome the deeper cultural and social issues that they face.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineJuly 24, 2017