March 2, 2005

The Story of Fatima

In his last column at TWS before moving on to become the editor of First Things, Joseph Bottum writes about "What Happened at Fatima", two weeks after the death of that town's most famous citizen:

Here's a curious thought. Maybe the single most important person in the 20th century's long struggle against communism wasn't Ronald Reagan. Maybe it wasn't Karol Wojtyla or Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa or Václav Havel, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Mikhail Gorbachev. Maybe it wasn't anyone whose name might leap to a cold warrior's mind--for the most important figure in that long, dark struggle might have been a 10-year-old girl named Lucia dos Santos.

Posted by dan at March 2, 2005 12:55 AM