Science Fiction Terraforming Ourselves
What sort of world do we want to live in? Science fiction has answered the question in wildly different ways.
The Middle Kingdom All Under Heaven?
Ge Zhaoguang’s history offers subtle warnings of the dangers of Chinese triumphalism.
Religion and Modernity The Francis Resistance
Ross Douthat’s new book sounds the alarm about Pope Francis, arguing that the much-beloved pontiff is leading the Church into a crisis. But is resistance the wisest option?
China Down Under Fifty Shades of Red
Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion is a vital wake-up call about the threat of Chinese influence operations—but its policy prescriptions are painted in very broad brushstrokes.
Future of Liberalism The One Theory to Rule Them All
Patrick Deneen’s much-discussed book diagnoses liberalism with failure-by-success, but fails to find a convincing cure. Might the answer be another theory?
Art and Truth The Faces of Cézanne
The portraits of the master, collected for the first time since his death, offer an antidote to preoccupations with our self-images.
Eminent Domain Divided Over a House
A new movie about the famous eminent domain case Kelo v. New London shows us more than a fight about a house. It shows us a conflict between two core American values.
The Human Condition Addicted to Addiction
A new book about early modern England reveals an eternal truth: We are all addicted to something, and maybe that’s not a bad thing, so long as we choose well.
Music The Eternal Otis
Revisiting the master of emotion and one of the greatest concerts of the soulful ‘60s.
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