Pope and Senator: An Exchange of Ideas on a Failing Europe

Two arguments about the future of Europe give some insight into the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI

Jim Creskey
Published: Wednesday, 06/28/2006 12:00 am EDT

Two aging intellectuals both try to come to grips with a world that they believe is crumbling around them. Their world is cultural Europe and they both worry deeply and articulately about the philosophical underpinnings of a continent that they see as persistently engaging in cheap optimism–but fallen into a dark mood and already disoriented and at a standstill.

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