The following is a summary of the February/March issue of the St. Croix Review:
Barry MacDonald, in “Holding Republicans Accountable,” questions the fortitude and willingness of elected Republicans and Republican officeholders to uphold their professed principles.
Allan Brownfeld, in “Christmas Comes Just When We Need It,” comments on two great British expositors of Christian ethics, G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis; in Remembering Walter Williams: A Crusader for Individual Freedom and a Color-Blind American Society,” he memorializes a trail-blazing black author and teacher; in “The Strange Case of Jonathan Pollard: Parole Ends for a Spy for Israel Who Was Surprisingly Supported by Many Americans,” he makes the case that Pollard should be viewed as a spy and not a hero.
Paul Kengor, in “George S. Patton and Christmas 1945,” reviews a recent book and movie about the great American General and he looks into his iconic status and the odd and mysterious circumstances of his death.
Gary Scott Smith, in “I Like Ike,” considers the influence of one of America’s most religiously motivated Presidents — Dwight Eisenhower.
Earl Tilford, in “Looking Back at a Year and Past Christmases — and Toward a Better 2021,” points toward optimism even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Caleb Fuller, in “The ‘E’ Stands for ‘Excellence’: Remembering Walter E. Williams,” memorializes the life of an incisive economics professor who was also a humorous, down-to-earth, equal rights crusading, and, most of all, decent human being.
Paul Suszko, in “Conservatism: What Then Shall We Conserve?” answers by referring to the profound wisdom of the ages, and in consideration of our current controversies.
Philip Vander Elst, in “C. S. Lewis: Political and Cultural Conservative,” illuminates the Christian thinking of a 20th century British literary giant.
Robert L. Wichterman, in “Memories of the Fun Years in Small-Town America,” penned a memoir about growing up during the Depression and World War II.
Jerry Hopkins, in “What Do We Need?” writes about taxation, limited government, and the seen and unseen.
Francis DeStefano in “Sully” reviews a movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, about the forced landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River by New York City on January 15, 2009; in “LaLa Land,” he reviews a love story about a man who dreams of operating a jazz nightclub and exhibiting his talent as a jazz piano virtuoso, and an actress who dreams of being a leading lady in movies.
Jigs and Jo Ann Gardner, in “Letters from a Conservative Farmer — In Memory of Jesse Jenkins Gardner, 1956-2020,” memorialize the life of their son.
Jigs Gardner, in “Writers for Conservatives, 85: An Important Book on Abraham Lincoln,” he reviews Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency, by William C. Harris (2007).