Jay Tolson is editor of The Hedgehog Review.
One of the challenges facing the world’s liberal democracies today is their failure to reckon sufficiently with the sources of civic solidarity that only myths can provide. Acknowledging the necessity of myth should help us think more clearly, critically, and constructively about our political myths
The capital of the economists is not the only capital that “makes the world go ’round.”
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?
Donald Trump’s manner was a declaration of indifference toward the values that make democracy possible.
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.
Moyn's ambition for the discipline of history undercuts its legitimacy as a distinct form of knowledge and denies the ethic of the craft.