Citizens of the World

Citizens of the World

The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna. Naval Institute Press, [1962] 2001. Paper, 624 pages, $26. Reviewed by Casey Chalk This October marked the one-year anniversary of the release of Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle, an American/Canadian couple captured by the Taliban...
The Unexpected Political Philosopher

The Unexpected Political Philosopher

Faith and Politics: Selected Writings by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). Ignatius Press, 2018. Paperback, 269 pages, $19. Reviewed by Casey Chalk Poor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The retired pope isn’t even dead yet, and pundits speak endlessly of his legacy....
The Price of the Peculiar Institution

The Price of the Peculiar Institution

Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery by Calvin Schermerhorn. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 264 pages; hardcover, $100; paperback, $25. Reviewed by Casey Chalk On a recent trip to the Tidewater region of Virginia to visit family, my appreciation for...
Pharisees and Neocolonialists

Pharisees and Neocolonialists

Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in the Twenty-First Century by Obianuju Ekeocha. Ignatius Press, 2018. Paperback, 225 pages, $17. Reviewed by Casey Chalk In one of the final scenes of the 2006 film Last King of Scotland, infamous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin...

Sparring Theists

Five Proofs of the Existence of God by Edward Feser. Ignatius Press, 2017. Paperback, 336 pages, $20. CASEY CHALK Almost fifteen years ago, Sam Harris’s best-seller The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reasoninaugurated what became known as the New...

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