The dilemma for Hamilton was a new one and the most formidable of his life. He must meet Burr, pistol in hand, on the heights of Weehawken, or appear to the world not only cowardly but unworthy of the moral leadership of the great empire which was his creation.
As Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli was the most controversial of modern Popes. Regarded during his lifetime as truly a prince among men, since his death he has been subject to endless debate, criticism, and defense, especially for his alleged silence during the Nazi genocide against the Jews.
The study of history in Catholic schools awaits restoration to its proper role and emphasis, anchoring the present to the past and allowing young people to take their stand with the good and the noble of all ages.
Though Hitler felt a particular urgency and hatred when dealing with Jews and Communists, he viewed the Catholic Church as a pernicious opponent, a deeply-entrenched threat that must be controlled and eventually uprooted from German life in order to establish his promised Thousand-Year-Reich.
The dazzling accomplishments of Western science and modern capitalism have made us vastly richer with an unparalleled degree of personal and political liberty, yet the moral and cultural achievements of European civilization — the very achievements that underwrite our prosperity and give meaning and purpose to our liberty — are everywhere under attack.