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Would You Recognize a Dystopia If You Saw One?

Ryan J. Barilleaux helps us take a deeper look at our glib use of dystopian rhetoric.

Churchill as Communicator

Joseph Bottum and Benjamin F. Jones review a major new biography of Churchill.

Tribe, Nation, Empire

Glenn A. Moots reviews Yoram Hazony’s valuable The Virtue of Nationalism.

Animating Our Souls

Titus Techera reviews a (nearly) comprehensive new book on the master animator Hayao Miyazaki.

Reclaiming a Place for Conversation

Anthony M. Barr reviews Senator Ben Sasse’s book on fault lines in American civil society.

On the Endlessness of the World Story

Father Schall considers beginnings and endings, names and times, in reflecting on a note from the end of Tolkien’s essay, “On Fairy-stories.”

Lingis Among the Nightingales

Michael Shindler reviews Alphonso Lingis’s quirky reflections on the process of dying.

An Unflinching Theological Aesthetic

Steven Knepper reviews a wide-ranging new book of poems from James Matthew Wilson.

A District in Play

A District in Play

Derek Turner welcomes Dan Cruickshank’s architectural history of London’s Spitalfields, the “off-center epitome of England.”

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