Reviews

The Kierkegaardian Leap of Climate Activism

Rhoda Feng

Throughout the book, Sherrell eschews the phrase “climate crisis,” substituting a much more nebulous term: “the Problem.”

The Silencing of the Lambs

Bruce J. Krajewski

We are here to ponder the longue durée of mutton in an age of capitalist wolves. 

Neither This Nor That

Rhoda Feng

We view the concept of “compromise” from all sorts of oblique angles.

The Professional-Managerial Novel

Sohale Andrus Mortazavi

Pretending that all workers are the same obscures rather than clarifies the reality of class.

Why Lecture?

Amy Wright

It’s easy to see how lectures got a bad rap. We have all been subjected to someone who abused the privilege of an audience. 

Finding Fukuyama’s Ends

Addis Goldman

Western liberal democracy is something worth aspiring toan optimal destiny, not an imminent fate.

Amazon and Us

Kyle Edward Williams

We are distinctly susceptible to businesses that ingeniously cater to and profit from our greatest vulnerabilities

Closing Time

Clare Coffey

Two new books discuss the extremes of the American economy.

Liberalism Strikes Back

Rita Koganzon

Liberalism today finds itself in the strange position of being the political philosophy that everyone lives by and no one wants to defend.

Scorsese’s Catholic Dilemma

Jeffrey Guhin

The question for Silence is not whether another world exists but how such a recognition should affect our lives here.

More Spooky Stories for Halloween

Spooky selections for your Halloween weekend

A Christian Movie that Embarrasses Christianity

James Mumford

Ben-Hur is yet another movie made by Christians that fails to do justice to their faith.

Brain Talk in the Age of Enlightenment

What’s the danger in loose brain talk?

The Hedgehog Recommends

Some spooky stories for Halloween.

Is Religious Freedom Imperiled?

John D. Inazu

Steven Smith’s newest book expresses greater pessimism about the current trajectory of religious freedom in America. But he may not be pessimistic enough.

Mirror, Mirror

B.D. McClay

For now, the television show that really will hold up the mirror to our technological lives probably has yet to air.

After Strange Gods: Peter Thiel and the Cult of Startupism

Guest Blogger

I don’t deny that Thiel offers genuine, authoritative insight into entrepreneurship and the dynamics of a startup organization. It’s when he tacitly suggests that society derives its crucial and even salvific dynamism from the startup that I become both skeptical and nervous