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Petteys, D.F.

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...Will women change power...
...The intellectual apparatus cracks...
...Jaworski, the Special Prosecutor, Rep...
...When liberals desire a symbol for illiberalism...
...Newsmen recently had a birthday party for Judge Sirica, whose conventional juridical outlook was offended by the deceits and outlandish tales told by defendants in the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate Apartments...
...Unfortunately, an air of gaiety seems to be a more prevalent mood, whatever that found in the Oval Room of the White House...
...As if liberation did not entail the ambiguities of power...
...Resurrection and death...
...As the impeachment screws began to be felt, the President, reversing himself, abandoned a national land-use bill he had supported, that had passed the Senate and the House Interior Committee...
...A pull like gravity holds onto me...
...In this connection, he traveled to Houston to identify himself as a conservative before the National Association of Broadcasters and also spoke to employees of the Space Center there...
...Norman O. Brown remarked once that there is wisdom in noticing what Roma spells, reversed...
...A Congressional ally in this effort seems to have been a die-hard Nixon supporter, Repre sentative Steiger of Arizona, who worked to have the Rules Committee, the legislative traffic-cop of the House, shelve the bill, although by a divided vote, Representative Udall of Arizona is working to revive it...
...yet when I do, I go with joy...
...The Catholic Church, I then perceive (eating the "flesh" of God...
...The parish priest whose arrogance hides his insecurity, the impossibility of his role...
...SISYPHUS ROMA REVERSED MICHAEL NOVAK Just where you look for something, it isn't...
...Predictably, he and his allies will launch a fresh effort against the "unfairness" of the press...
...when popula tionists desire a symbol for obdurate stupidity-there stands Mother Church, open to a thousand arrows...
...The procedures of her thinkers and her officers are less divine than simply of another century, another place...
...The amendment was adopted by the full House in late March, as was an amendment to forbid expenditure of federal funds even for court-ordered transportation...
...Sometimes I imagine myself in the shoes of Charles Davis, or John Cogley, or countless other friends or acquaintances who, in one form or another, drift away, turn away, or find a better path...
...A lawyer played a Watergate tape at a party...
...I only know that, as year passes into year, I find myself more Catholic than the year before...
...Such practices...
...souls...
...three Gods...
...He traveled to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to corral the country-music vote...
...Imagination has too little purchase...
...God made bread is not so humiliating as God made sentimental speech...
...I do not wholly understand and, whatever it is, perhaps it tells against me...
...The banality of the Catholic parish-its ordinariness, boredom, bad taste, inertial force of habit-is its coercive splendor: ashen embers that explode...
...The President shows every sign of appealing to the worst social instincts that reside within us-a characteristic of his campaigns for election to the House a quartercentury ago, subsequently the Senate, and successively the Vice-Presidency and the Presidency...
...when populists require a symbol for opulence...
...Freedom, you imagine, is doing what you please...
...Richard Rovere, recently writing in The New Yorker magazine, senses a surliness in the atmosphere here in Washington...
...You pitch your life to "realism," only to discover days that are ecstatic, astonishing...
...Commonweal: 153 shown excessive zeal in reaching into grand-jury proceedings to ferret out matters that should be kept confidential...
...If only the Eucharist did not include the Word...
...Some of these persons, very much in the center of investigating the scandalous affair, believe that the undertaking to determine if there is any Presidential responsibility should be conducted "more in sadness than in anger...
...Such beliefs...
...Is any sport easier than to mock the Catholic Church, especially in the United States...
...I read Feuerbach, Freud, Russell, Ayer with a head nodding in agreement...
...The formulae in which her doctrines are encased are, like certain dictionary modes of speech, archaic...
...However, Vietnam veterans gathering in Washington on the last days of March were able to see only an aide...
...celibacy . . .), must seem the most incongruous and ugly of institutions...
...when women want a symbol for oppression...
...True image of the human race...
...He is certain to show in Ohio, perhaps Indianapolis, or a place like Augusta, where the Masters Golf Tournament will be held, and where he could toast Bobby Jones' memory...
...salvation and corporeal flesh...
...The tilt of English culture is against her, almost every modern movement defines itself by opposition to her...
...In this argument, there is some merit because the Washington press corps is inclined to hound a major event to or beyond acceptable limits-and to either place haloes or the hangman's noose upon public figures...
...19 April 1974: 154...
...when playwrights construct a symbol for philistinism...
...it turns out, instead, to be steady...
...Exclude, though, the misery of sermons...
...He has recently spoken to a major veterans' group in Washington...
...The Washington Post has 0 D. F. PETTEYS THE SCRIVENER Thinking, poor Bartleby, of you the scruffy saint of brick and ginger nut and ink, sustaining for a while the weight of solid odds against you, fixed firmly in the truss of circumstance-all the precedents and rulings rooted like a vine, twisting tendrils turning, mounting up the wall that blotted out the sun from where you copied documents behind the bricks containing nothing but themselves, each of them aligned with its fellows sustained by mortar and accumulated weight while you copied in a neat hand without blot or error the signed attested documents, copying decrees of long dead gentlemen in robes-one wonders what, if anything, you ever made of them...
...love and Rome...
...Sometimes I imagine myself Jewish...
...What more obvious symbol have we of medievalism, darkness, mediocrity, corruption, venality...
...The politics of impeachment, as practiced by the President, is evident in the Congress...
...great buildings here, great works of art, homes, monuments, memories, are almost always Protestant, not Catholic...
...to demand swift and painful decisions, from which no appeal is possible...
...plough that makes the soil shine...
...Drifting from one office to another (each of them part of the same prison) until you found your window fronting on eternity, the essential brick more permanent than paper, more indelible than all the ink that stained your soul until you gagged, refusing it...
...Or will power change women...
...Sometimes I imagine myself an atheist...
...The President's campaign -or, at least, known portions of it-primarily centers not on the House or its Judiciary Committee, but in the Senate, the ultimate judge, and in sections of the nation where die-hard supporters presumably live...
...Rodino, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and members of the special committee investigating the Watergate Scandals have appeared on television repeatedly to argue their case...
...when scholars seek a symbol for obscurantism...
...I do not often go to church...
...No false promise in her conduct...
...Institutional evils the Church carries with her-dishonesty, oppression, greed, indifference and worse...
...He has correspondingly aligned himself publicly with hard-core anti-school busing proponents to support an amendment by Representative Esch of Michigan that would permit reopening of suits settled as far back as 1954 and would further require the Attorney-General to assist in such reopenings...
...It turns out, instead, to require endurance of hatred and opposition...
...Even those disposed to believing in the President's complicity in "Watergate" are offended on the grounds that there comes a time in such a momentous episode that it may be argued rightly that the President, whatever his presumed transgressions, is more equal than others in being afforded the right of suspended judgment and fair hearing and fair trial...
...Why am I not like them...
...Where, then, would you look for the perfect city of human life, reflection of justice, wisdom, intelligence, and grace...
...Life is ignorant of logicloves a logic of its own...
...Love is supposed to be transporting...
...Earlier this year, the President backed off an intended appointment of Paul Nitze to be Assistant Secretary of Defense (for international security affairs) because of Senator Goldwater's opposition...
...Penthouse attacks her chastity, Ms, her chauvinism...
...No institution in the world is easier to criticize than the Church of Rome, to a chorus of nodding heads...

Vol. 100 • April 1974 • No. 7


 
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