A Postmodern Prophet?

A Postmodern Prophet?

Myth, Meaning, and Antifragile Individualism: On the Ideas of Jordan Peterson By Marc Champagne. Societas, 2020. Paperback, 200 pages, $29. Reviewed by Nate Hochman It is impossible to understand Jordan Peterson’s incredible popularity without first understanding the...
The Girl of Slender Meanings

The Girl of Slender Meanings

Muriel Spark’s Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form by James Bailey. University of Edinburgh Press, 2021. Hardback, 224 pages, $100. Reviewed by Asher Gelzer-Govatos Reading critical approaches to a favorite author can be an exercise in futile...
Town Politics

Town Politics

Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity By Charles L. Marohn Jr. Wiley, 2019. Hardcover, 256 pages, $25. Reviewed by Matthew Robare Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity is an amazing achievement by Charles L....
Breaking the Crockery

Breaking the Crockery

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. Hardcover, 857 pages $35. Reviewed by Andrew Bacevich Let us dispose of the superlatives first: In terms of both style and substance, The Free World represents an...
Discerning the Real

Discerning the Real

The Politics of the Real: The Church Between Liberalism and Integralism by D. C. Schindler. New Polity Press, 2021. Hardcover, 349 pages, $45. Reviewed by John Ehrett D. C. Schindler’s new volume The Politics of the Real is one of the most stimulating works of...
Of Prophets and Presidents

Of Prophets and Presidents

Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom by Spencer W. McBride. Oxford University Press, 2021. Hardcover, 269 pages, $30. Reviewed by John Bicknell America in 1844 was a religious place. But it was not, in...

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