An Immense Old People’s Home

An Immense Old People’s Home

Notes on Bergson and Descartes: Philosophy, Christianity, and Modernity in Contestation By Charles Péguy. Translation, Introduction, and Notes by Bruce K. Ward. Foreword by John Milbank. Cascade Books, 2019. Paperback, 304 pages, $35. Review by Nicholas Meverel On...
Champagne Flute with an Iron Spine

Champagne Flute with an Iron Spine

Dystopia and Providence in Five Novels Eve Tushnet The political upheavals of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries bore all kinds of names, from the euphemistic “people’s republic” to the dystopian “total war.” It’s hard to name precisely what was born of these...
Finding Wisdom at Dusk

Finding Wisdom at Dusk

The Unnamable Present by Roberto Calasso. Translated by Richard Dixon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. Hardcover, 208 pages, $26. Reviewed by Scott Beauchamp We’re living in strange times. There’s a pervasive sense of a cultural dusk, in many ways, in which...