George Weigel’s Leaps of Faith, Propaganda de Fide and the Overly Broad Brush (2012)

Editor's note: This previously unpublished essay was written in 2012 and criticizes George Weigel for his tendency to interpret any American conflict with Russia through a neo-conservative, cold war lens and characterize it as a religious war between the Catholic West and Orthodox East. It is published for the first time here. By Rev. Patrick Irish I have read Mr. Weigel question his … [Read more...]

Russia Profile Weekly Experts Panel: Another Attempt to Get Russia Into NATO?

For those of you interested in this type of thing, the Russia Profile site has a symposium that examines Russian's relationship with NATO. Most of you will remember that NATO was used to declare war on Serbia (the first time America went to war with an ally; the first time American troops were placed under foreign command) under the Clinton administration. Carl F. Henry, the late Evangelical … [Read more...]

Obamakis and Bidenopoulos

Political candidates follow a time-honored campaign strategy of reaching out to ethnic groups and religious communities, and Orthodox Christians have been courted this way for years. It works both ways, of course. Now, little more than a week after the election, we're getting a good look at how politicians and political operatives of Greek descent -- many of them prominent in the Greek Orthodox … [Read more...]