Words made pulp

Why I destroy books

Twice a year I take a day off to undo the work I get paid to do. This sounds batty, but it's becoming a spiritual practice of mine.

Is Trump like Hitler?

The value and limits of analogy

A narcissistic demagogue is different from a racist-völkisch one. But Trump's ideological unpredictability bears its own dangers.

Theological horror

Few Americans may believe in witches—or in a Puritan God. Yet The Witch explores human impulses that are still with us.

Phantom threats

Several recent state-level legislative efforts have something in common: they are solutions in search of a problem.

Words made pulp

Why I destroy books

Is Trump like Hitler?

The value and limits of analogy