Who Do We Think We Are?
Spring 2021 / Volume 23 / No. 1

Who Do We Think We Are?

The narratives we use in thinking about who we are should be handled with greater care, even skepticism.

Table of Contents

From the Editor

From the Editor

Jay Tolson

Notes & Comments

The Unbearable Burden of Invention

Witold Rybczynski

The Great Simplifier

Mark Dunbar

The Press and the Police

Sophie Haigney

Thematic Essays

Thinking the Worst of Ourselves

Jackson Arn

Puritans’ Progress

Peter Skerry

Left Behind

Nancy Isenberg

Straightness Studies

Phoebe Maltz Bovy

The Unchosen Condition

Malloy Owen

“Peace” and the Organization Kid

Mike St. Thomas

The Strange Undeath of Middlebrow

Phil Christman


Creation: Pro(-) and Con

Kieran Setiya

Paul Valéry and the Mechanisms of Modern Tyranny

Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody

Toward an Incarnational Aesthetic

Ashley C. Barnes

Book Reviews

By Whose Waters We Wept…

Charles Mathewes

The Brass Ring

Jonathan B. Imber

Lost Together

Matt Dinan

There’s Nothing Normal about Normal

Noah J. Toly

The Dehumanization Debate

Oliver Traldi

Art and the Art of Living

Matthew Mutter


Notes on Naff

Sean Wyer