Ernst Cassirer’s life and work may bear special interest to Americans in a time of trouble and uncertainty.
Sizing Up Utopia
Martin Malia and Jay Winter examine utopians and the movements—major and minor—they spawned.
The Age of Infallibility
Collisions of faith, philosophy and politics are endlessly interesting, as two new books illustrate.
The Stranger in Crawford
The literati scoffed at Albert Camus’ place on President Bush’s summer reading list. They misunderestimated them both.
Two books, one on law as culture and the other on Arabs, unexpectedly illuminate both subjects when read together.
A Matter of Opinion
Pollsters and pundits keep plumbing “why they hate us”, and keep missing the point.
The Boss, Rooted
Bruce Springsteen’s latest is an acoustic history lesson you can dance to.
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