Like Hamilton, In the Heights jolts the audience into new perspectives
Still, I wish Lin-Manuel Miranda had asked more of us.
After the personal salvation gospel
The world won't be saved by my prayers or virtuous desires.
Democrats and Republicans both follow liberalism's playbook
Both parties advocate freeing individuals to pursue self-interested goals, argues Patrick Deneen. This has fractured society.
The political power of a local carrot
By some estimates, three quarters of Americans don't really know their next-door neighbor.
It is intriguing that the Republican presidential candidate who's leading the polls and the Democratic candidate who's close to tying the front-runner are both outliers.
Humans can't flourish without institutions, flawed as they are. Holding them accountable, and increasing their capacity, enhances human life.
Flea market capitalists: Disaffected and disenchanted
Some Americans see themselves as isolated individuals struggling in a forbidding environment. Institutions do things to them, not for or with them.
"God helps those" helps Obama
Still dying badly: A Christian critique
The emphasis on patients' rights and autonomy has been a weak remedy for medicalized death.
In it together: Obama challenges individualism
We are living at a time of crisis—a time in which the health (if not the survival) of the entire community of life, human and nonhuman, is at risk." So writes Douglas Sturm in this finely crafted book.