Hayek and the Liberty of Knowledge

Hayek and the Liberty of Knowledge

F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy, and Social Philosophy by Peter J. Boettke. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Hardcover, 323 pages, $120. Reviewed by Erik W. Matson In his 1960 book The Constitution of Liberty, F. A. Hayek (1899–1992) said, If old truths are to...
On Happiness as Harmony

On Happiness as Harmony

Pedro Blas González Of the many ways that we can exist as persons, happiness directs our glance inward, toward the essence of our individual being. This is the discovery of personhood as interiority. The ultimate form of happiness—joy—signals our participation in...
Surviving the Robot-Barons

Surviving the Robot-Barons

The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines by Jay W. Richards. Crown Forum, 2018. Hardcover, 209 pages, $23. Reviewed by Jacob Bruggeman College graduates, young professionals, and people making mid-career transitions to other...
Poetry, Oblivion, and God

Poetry, Oblivion, and God

He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art by Christian Wiman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. Hardcover, 128 pages, $23. Reviewed by Micah Mattix Fewer than twenty pages into Christian Wiman’s slim and personal He Held Radical Light, he is sitting in...
A Compelling and Contradictory Prophet

A Compelling and Contradictory Prophet

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight. Simon and Schuster, 2018. Hardcover, 888 pages, $37.50. Reviewed by Annelisa J. Purdie Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is a remarkable and compelling figure in American history. His portraits are among the most...

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