Religion: The Supreme Question

Charles Habib Malik, Lebanon's delegate at U.N., is a Christian (Greek Orthodox) Arab and a onetime professor of philosophy at the American University in Beirut. His voice of clear faith often rises above U.N.'s shallow bickerings. The current issue of The Christian Century publishes a recent speech in which Philosopher Malik defines, better than most Western leaders, the urgent challenge and the tremendous opportunity which Communism presents to the West. Excerpts:

Man Dehumanized. When Marx and Engels launched their wild attack on all known and existing patterns of life, the opening words of their Manifesto—"A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of Communism"—were...

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