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Commonweal March 22, 2013  •  volume 140  •  Number 6

short takes 8

Gamed What Wall Street & the Olympics have in common Daniel K. Finn

10 Common Ground? Closing the immigration divide

Nathan Pippenger

article 13

Regime Change

Benedict & his successor Peter Jeffery, John Wilson, Mary C. Boys, William L. Portier, Richard R. Gaillardetz

upfront 4



editorial A Right, Not a Gift

columnist 6

Letting Go John Garvey

Screen 21 Silver Linings Playbook Side Effects Richard Alleva

Books 23

The First Four Notes by Matthew Guerrieri William H. Pritchard


Breaking Through edited by Helen M. Alvaré Mary Ellen Konieczny

28 Great Expectations by Robert Gottlieb The Great Charles Dickens Scandal by Michael Slater Celia Wren

Poetry 12

Nathan Pitchford Timothy Murphy

The Last Word High-Concept Verdi Terrence W. Tilley

cns photo

/ pool via reuters


Pope Benedict XVI attends a concert in Milan, June 1, 2012.


Commonweal Magazine - March 22nd, 2013