Enlisting in Meaning

Enlisting in Meaning

Did You Kill Anyone? Reunderstanding My Military Experience As A Critique of Modern Culture by Scott Beauchamp Zero Books, 2020. Paperback, 144 pages, $17. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr The first time I considered enlisting in the U.S. Navy, I was eighteen years old,...
Reclaiming a Place for Conversation

Reclaiming a Place for Conversation

Them: Why We Hate Each Other—And How to Heal by Ben Sasse St. Martin’s Press, 2018. Hardcover, 288 pages, $29. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr Conservatives in twenty-first century America often fear an assortment of boogeymen that may or may not actually exist. Whether...
Your Political Opponent Might Be Human

Your Political Opponent Might Be Human

The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis by Martha Nussbaum. Simon & Schuster, 2018. Hardcover, 249 pages, $17. Reviewed by Anthony M. Barr In the preface to her recent book The Monarchy of Fear, philosopher Martha Nussbaum observes that...

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