Deal W. Hudson May 23, 2008 Eric Genuis is a composer, performer, and conductor on a mission to save the culture from the destructive effects of bad music. Like the philosophers of ancient Greece, Genius believes music shapes our character and worries that “young people are damaged by popular music before they become adults.” His solution is… Continue reading A Catholic Composer to Watch…
By Deal W. Hudson Mikhail Gorbachev was the final president of the Soviet Union, serving from 1985 to 1991. His policies of perestroika (restructuring) and glasnost (openness) led to the end of communism in the USSR and the birth of a new, democratic Russia. Currently, he heads the Gorbachev Foundation, an international think tank. He… Continue reading Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev
Note: In the winter of 2002 I was invited to Moscow by my friend, Tom Murray, to meet and interview Mikhail Gorbachev. Tom was spearheading the building of the first pro-life maternity clinic in Russia, and persisted until it was opened a few years later. President Gorbachev supported Tom and his mission which he reiterated… Continue reading An Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev
Note: Robert (Bob) Novak was America’s premiere political reporter for decades until he died at age 78 in 2007. His work, starting at the Chicago Sun-Times and continuing through the Wall Street Journal, CNN’s “Crossfire,” and Fox News, is well-chronicled. In 1998, the year of this article, Novak was received into the Catholic Church by… Continue reading Robert Novak–The Catholic Vote: Does It Swing?
Editor’s note: Here’s a Catholic writer worth discovering or rediscovering! Alice Thomas Ellis, who died 2002 at age 72, was the pen name of Anna Haycraft. I called her one day out of blue and asked her to write an article for Crisis Magazine and she very kindly sent the one below — it helped that I… Continue reading Alice Thomas Ellis: He Came Down from Heaven
Editor’s note: The Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is best known for her trilogy Kristin Lavransdatter published between 1920 and 1922. Undset would win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924 while her many novels, memoirs, hagiographies, and miscellaneous works would make her a major figure in world literature. The same year she was honored with… Continue reading Sigrid Undset: One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
Editor’s note,Two years after taking over Crisis Magazine I was privileged to spend the afternoon with Paul Johnson (b. 1928) and his wife Marigold in New York City. Johnson as you may recall is the author of numerous books, the most influential being his 1984 Modern Times: A History of the World from the 1920s… Continue reading Paul Johnson on Liberty, License & Leadership
Editor’s note: In 1995 I wrote to Julian Green in Paris. Green was 95 years old and was considered, and still is, one the greatest French writers of the modern age. His many novels, memoirs, dairies, and books of reflection on saints and cities kept him in the public eye from his first novel at… Continue reading Et in Jesum Christum: A Memoir by Julian Green