Politics+Society

Books

Muckraking pilgrim

Michael Moore's work is that of a repentant sinner called to bring the news—not all of it good—to folks who would rather do without it.

Books

Devout atheist

Alain de Botton is offiicially enthusiastic, but his book is wistful. Atheists who pick it up may find themselves undergoing a crisis of faithlessness.