Anne Tyler's 20th novel is, like her previous 19, about a mildly dysfunctional Baltimore family of loyal yet infuriating people who love one another, but not always helpfully.
Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer
When Jeanne Bishop learned of her sister's murder, she found herself saying aloud, "I don't want to hate anybody."
The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealthand Power
Why was the first Gilded Age a time of sometimes violent resistance, while ours is an age of acquiescence? Steve Fraser's answer is twofold: capitalism has changed, and so has the social imaginary that enfolds it.
Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology
These days, we need a strong current of theological explication of Christian eschatology. Richard Middleton has stepped forward—and his book doesn't even mention zombies.
Memory and Desire
Books for the dark night
Just when I was feeling despondent, I was asked to review a book by Luigi Giussani. His rhetoric both bamboozled and mesmerized me.