Politics+Society

Books

Nuns Behaving Badly, by Craig A. Monson

Music historian Craig Monson had the rare privilege of doing re­search in the Vatican Archive reading room. That collection isn't indexed, and the archivists apparently are not eager to help with anything besides fetching books from the library, so researchers usually have to pore over lots of material before finding what they're after.

Books

Faith of the founders

John Fea brings humility, patience and objectivity to controversial questions of religion and the founding era of American history. His book is a model of scholarly restraint.