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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on August 27, 2013.

eNewsletter Subject: On Cautionary Tales

Do we really need new cautionary tales?

With the Pope pleading for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria, and some Christian leaders fearing that unilateral intervention by the United States will only make things worse for Christians, one can only recall the tragedy of Iraq—a cautionary tale for us Americans.

And then, of course, there is Quebec, where an effort is afoot to prove that diversity must reign, except when people wish others to be aware of their religious commitment: Quebec contemplates ban on religious garb, crucifixes for doctors, teachers. That's a cautionary tale for totalitarianism.

But in commentary this week, I break the cautionary tale mold and speak once again—with some corrections and help from astute readers—about the high quality of the Order of Preachers: Dominicans at Work: The Achievements of America's Western Province....

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