Know the world, know yourself

A review of Jedediah Purdy

Nature reveals itself as ruptured, as already profaned. To rest into a landscape is to be drawn into an adulterated history.


The kingdom of God is like a farm

A review of Kevin M. Lowe

Nineteenth-century agrarians believed that community is more important than the individual and solidarity is more important than profit.


America’s War for the Greater Middle East, by Andrew J. Bacevich

Bacevich provides another case of the fraught dream of managing history that Reinhold Niebuhr critiqued.