The war we aren't winning

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

The United States has been engaged for decades in a seemingly endless series of wars and military operations.


Revelation, by Dennis Covington

Dennis Covington is famous for seeking faith in extreme places. Twenty years ago it was the snake-handling, poison-drinking Christians of southern Appa­lachia.


Endangered faiths

Gerard Russell’s account of disappearing Middle Eastern religions has an elegiac quality. It’s heartrending and often infuriating.