Jay Tolson is editor of The Hedgehog Review.
Numbers are arguably humankind’s most useful technology.
Péguy’s critical stance toward both broad coalitions made him neither a modernist nor an antimodernist, but something quite distinctive and instructive.
How do we judge the adequacy, efficacy, or value of various forms of identity in our struggle to secure not only equal rights and privileges but also meaning and community?
What does dominion “over every living thing that moves on the earth” mean? Brute sovereignty and ruthless exploitation? Or thoughtful stewardship and responsible cultivation?
As the power of science grows, its dominion extends even into areas of our culture where its proclaimed authority is questionable.