George Weigel was in Seattle

which is his old stomping grounds. This piece is interesting in the way it shows another lefty having doubts about the Fascist Left. A friend went to hear Weigel and asked him about the Pope’s understanding of just war teaching. Weigel remarked that the Pope, a man of enormous intellectual curiosity, seems to have two things in which he is utterly uninterested: American baseball and Just War theory. My friend, a scholar of 20th Century Eastern Europe, tends to chalk it up to the Holy Father’s experience of WWII in Poland.


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