The Late, Great, John Allen

John Allen began his career as a petulant young liberal whose journalism scored points for “the good guys” (as he saw them)–see his biography of Ratzinger, for example. As he matured, he realized he needed some journalistic objectivity, and intentionally sought to distance his columns for NCR from the editorial page’s clear bias. The result,…

Christopher Hitchens’ Latest

First he attacked Mother Teresa, in his crudely titled book, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice. Then he aimed higher, saying, God Is Not Great. Continuing in that line of thought, he now takes aim at the Ten Commandments. Dare I suggest that he’s proving himself to be the Philip Pullman of…