Rules of the road

Far from the grandstanding around stone tablets in front of an Alabama courthouse comes Losing Moses on the Freeway, a refreshing reflection on the ten great Mosaic laws that is muted yet monumental in its own right. This whiff of reason amid the ranting comes from, of all people, Chris Hedges, once an embittered young seminary graduate who left Harvard Divinity School, with no hope for the church and even less for humanity, to pursue a journalist’s glory in the world’s killing fields. A former war correspondent and the author of the hard-hitting War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Hedges now turns his attention to something that proves to be even more meaningful.


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