Lincoln, Burke, and the Politics of Prudence

Lincoln, Burke, and the Politics of Prudence

Old Whigs: Burke, Lincoln, and the Politics of Prudence by Greg Weiner. Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 184 pages, $24. Reviewed by Kyle Sammin More books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other man, excepting only Jesus Christ, who all must admit is...
Sacrificial Crisis

Sacrificial Crisis

Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arbery, directed by Danya Taymore Playwrights Horizons (New York), September 13–November 17, 2019. Reviewed by Trevor C. Merrill Will Arbery has described his new play as a six-part fugue. Its subject—the kernel from which the rest...
The Age of Addiction

The Age of Addiction

Packaged Pleasures. How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire by Gary S. Cross and Robert N. Proctor. University of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover, 351 pages, $35. Reviewed by Gerald J. Russello The age of industry was—is—also an age of addiction. We like the...
Fortunate Naivety

Fortunate Naivety

Jean Vanier: Portrait of a Free Man by Anne-Sophie Constant. Plough, 2019. Paperback, 250 pages, $18. Reviewed by Matthew Loftus About a decade ago came a minor skirmish in the ongoing fight among evangelicals about our disposition towards the faith that goes back...
Taking Serious Poetry Seriously

Taking Serious Poetry Seriously

Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period by Anthony Domestico. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 168 pages, $29.95. Reviewed by J. L. Wall Literary modernism resembles the Ottoman Empire at the turn of the twentieth century: the sick old man of...

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