Jonathan Malesic


Jonathan Malesic teaches first-year writing at Southern Methodist University and is the author of Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity. His essays on work have appeared in The New Republic, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, America, Commonweal, and elsewhere. He was a 2004–05 visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Je Regrette Tout

from Monsters, Volume 22, Number 1

Moral growth doesn’t just mean looking to the future but reconciling past and present selfhood. It demands regret.

When Work and Meaning Part Ways

from The Evening of Life, Volume 20, Number 3

The fact is, work as we know it isn’t worth saving anyway.

Out of the Woods

from The End of the End of History?, Volume 19, Number 3

The conflict between the solitary ideal and Thoreau’s real drive to map connection plays out concretely in his many ascents up New England’s peaks.

All Work, No Ethic

Many office workers aren’t tasked with anything useful to do.