Desperately Seeking Stillness

Nathan Goldman

Life at prestissimo requires moments of adagio, even of larghissimo.

Hipster Elegies

Greg Jackson

The death and life of the great American hipster offers an alternative history of culture over the last quarter century.

Liberatory Education

Leslie W. Lewis

Education in the service of reparation can heal and make whole both individual persons and all of us.

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Of Continuing Interest

A selection of articles from the archives

Being There

Wilfred M. McClay

A human person is a historical being, in whom the past remains immanent in the present, and whom the wear and tear of time enhances rather than diminishes.

Teachable Moments

Danielle Charette

Not every endeavor aimed at improving the political literacy of adults is headed by undemocratic schoolmarms.

After the Vernissage

Greg Jackson

The principal experience of the art I encountered, I found, was not the art itself, but the uncertainty and complexity of my own subjective response.

Defender of Utopia’s Remnant

Charles Mathewes

Even as he was sharpening and deepening his critique of capitalism’s effects on democracy, Habermas never jettisoned his faith in the idea of democracy itself.