Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

The Mystery of It All: The Vocation of Poetry in the Twilight of Modernity by Paul Mariani Paraclete Press, 2019 Paperback, 240 pages, $25 Review by Daniel James Sundahl There’s a moment in ordinary time when Dr. William Carlos Williams writes of passing a young...
The Power of Citizens Organized

The Power of Citizens Organized

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America by T. H. Breen. Harvard University Press, 2019. Hardcover, 272 pages, $29.95 Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl Harlow Giles Unger’s recent biography on Thomas Paine makes the clarion call that Paine’s written...
Discouraging Charity

Discouraging Charity

Who Killed Civil Society? The Rise of Big Government and Decline of Bourgeois Norms by Howard A. Husock. Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 176 pages $24. Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl It’s a likely sign of the times. On a Tuesday last December, the phone rang with...
Timing Devices

Timing Devices

Ordinary Time: Poems by Paul Mariani. Slant Books, 2019. Paperback, 80 pages, $11. Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl The weeks in the Christian liturgical calendar outside the major festal seasons are numbered in ordinary time, First Sunday, Second Sunday, and so on,...
That Sacred Canopy

That Sacred Canopy

The Free Speech Century by Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone. Oxford University Press, 2019. Paperback, 376 pages, $21.95. Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl In the final chapter to Lee Bollinger’s and Geoffrey R. Stone’s The Free Speech Century, the editors pose a...

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