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  • To paraphrase Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons," if we cut down all the laws to get at the devil — as the administration has done against Al Qaeda — then we will find ourselves without protection.

    How Not to Win the War on Terror

  • While many might have noticed that the Battle of Pavia was in 1525 and not in 1545, it is instructive to note that even that 20-year gap saw significant erosion in Europe's cultural vitality from the heights of Thomas More's "Utopia" and Leo X's Rome—an observation relevant to today and the leviathan state of the EU and its toxic currency.

    The Reasons for Europe's Travails

  • He might look for inspiration from the brilliant lawyer Thomas More.

    Sister Mary Ann Walsh: Will President Obama Continue To Support Conscience Rights?

  • Thomas More's "Utopia" featured a six-hour workday, and everyone ate and dressed the same.

    Dreams of a Better Place

  • AKG Images The Word "utopia" comes from Thomas More's book of the same name, first published in Latin in 1516.

    Dreams of a Better Place

  • This is the Renaissance, but not the Renaissance of Copernicus and Erasmus and Thomas More; rather, the one where Swiss and German mercenaries fight for Spanish and Italian paymasters, where witch-fires burn across Europe and where disciples of Inquisitor Heinrich Kramer's "Malleus Maleficarum"—"the Hammer of the Witches"—compete to outdo their master in ruthlessness.

    The Enterprise of Death

  • They include a 1647 copy of Lucian of Samosata's second-century writings, a first edition of Thomas More's political polemic "Utopia" and maps of the imaginary lands created by the Brontë family as children.

    Back to the Future: From the Second Century to Ishiguro

  • That's the lesson from Erasmus of Rotterdam and Thomas More, whose last name in Greek, Erasmus reminds us, like that of others who have variations of the name, means "fun."

    Thomas Moore: Why Fun Is a Serious Issue

  • Bishop HONGZHEN: (Through Translator) Do you know why Thomas More was sentenced to death?

    China’s Divided Catholics Seek Reconciliation

  • Mr. Kissinger never quarreled with President Nixon's chilling creed, "If the President does it, it's legal," which probably caused Sir Thomas More to stir in his grave.

    Bruce Fein: Henry Kissinger: Moral Midget Destined for Obscurity

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