Winning Side, The

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Winning Side, The

Why the Culture of Death Is Dying

Rice, Charles E.

Pope John Paul II said, “All together we must build a new culture of life.” Is this possible in the United States? Over 40 million Americans have died by legalized abortion, euthanasia is an accepted practice now, and a pagan culture is hostile to morality and the family.

In The Winning Side, Charles Rice says that we can build a culture of life, and shows that the culture of death is itself dying. A teacher of constitutional law and jurisprudence for three decades, at Notre Dame and Ave Maria College, Rice traces legalized abortion and euthanasia to their origins. He argues that the American republic is dead and the Constitution cannot be restored to what it was in the beginning. Yet this is a hope-filled book, for he offers a blueprint for reform. Readers will find a challenge – and discomfort – in his answers on such subjects as abortion, euthanasia, contraception, public schools, and vouchers, Catholic universities, “gay rights,” pacifism, the death penalty, immigration, and even global free trade.

“A new phase in the history of freedom is opening up,” John Paul II told American bishops in 1998. This book will tell you why and how this is the winning side. Charles E. Rice is professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame Law School and Professor at Ave Maria School of Law. He is co-author of Where Did I Come From? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There? (St. Augustine’s Press, 2006).