The Soul in Itself

Nicholas Cannariato

Gustav Theodor Fechner’s soul neither defies naturalism nor depends on revelation.

Our Mindless and Our Damned

Antón Barba-Kay

Vampire and zombie stories are stories of a new mass folklore. But they have dreamt themselves into us for specific reasons.

The Odd Couple

Natasha Zaretsky

Both Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey endorse the same belief: that there are only winners and losers.

The Means of Production

Bradley Babendir

Could the great size of companies like Apple and Walmart actually be a good thing?

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Monsters

Why this fascination with the monstrous?


Of Continuing Interest

A selection of articles from the archives

Liberated as Hell

Brent Cebul

The quest for personal authenticity and autonomy in the face of unreliable communities and institutions has become a defining feature of the modern working class.

AA Envy

Helen Andrews

We are all alcoholic personalities now.

One Nation Under Fear

Mark Edmundson

We have become a nation and a people that simply cannot abide risks.

The Cultural Contours of Parenthood

Stephanie Muravchik

Given that most Americans now assume that children are priceless and fragile, it is no surprise that many have striven to remove all risks they might face.