A Righteous Republic?

A conversation with Philip GorskiWe are very pleased to welcome Philip Gorski to discuss his new book American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present (Princeton UP, 2017). Gorski is Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Yale...

On Not Facing the Death of a Civilization

A conversation with translator Will Stone about Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig.On 23 February 1942 Stefan Zweig, the Austrian playwright, journalist, novelist, and cultural patron, committed suicide with his wife Lotte in the bedroom of a rented house in Petrópolis,...

On the Rise of the Enlightenment

A conversation with Anthony GottliebWestern philosophy is now two and a half millennia old. But a great deal of it arose in just two staccato bursts, lasting 150 years each. In a book he published in 2000 called The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb explained the...

Horror of Life

A conversation with Peter AckroydOver the course of a magisterial career in cinema that lasted six decades, Alfred Hitchcock directed fifty-two feature films. These included such titles as Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, North By Northwest, Rope, and Strangers on a Train....

After Consensus Ends

A conversation with with James Piereson.The University Bookman is pleased to present this discussion with James Piereson on his recent book, Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order, from Encounter Books. Mr. Piereson is president...

Why Caesar Was Not Called King

An interview with Mary Beard on the history and enduring myths of ancient RomeAfter two thousand years ancient Rome still helps define and understand the way we live our lives today. To ignore the Roman past is not just to turn a blind eye to history, but also to...

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