George Weigel

Obama scuttles. America retreats. Things fall apart

The 44th President of the United States replaced Pax Americana with a new world disorder. Will the 45th learn from his mistakes?

Maidan is a Reminder of our Forgotten Values

In toppling Yanukovych, Ukrainians risked their lives to tell the West that true freedom means more than just individualism

Liberty, Faith and Obama’s Leviathan

The US administration’s assault on religious freedom is just part of its wider attack on the institutions of civil society

Benedict XVI and the Future of the West

Pope Benedict XVI champions Evangelical Catholicism, a dynamic concept of faith in the line of Leo XIII and John Paul II, which challenges the West's current understanding of the relationship between church and state

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Quebec's approach to garbage disposal shows that political correctness is thriving in Canada

Britain Can Benefit from Benedict

The first state visit by a Pope is dogged by scandal, but Britons should relish this unique encounter with an extraordinary man

The Pope Versus the Vatican

Four years into his pontificate, Benedict XVI faces a crisis. Rome needs a revolution if his global mission is to succeed

Pope on a Mission to Surprise

Benedict XVI has confounded the critics who expected him to be a 'caretaker' pontiff

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"