John Paul Rollert, Author at The Point Magazine
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John Paul Rollert

 

Second Founding

“Let the record stand, and explain itself,” wrote Carl Van Doren, near the end of his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Benjamin Franklin. It was a […]

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Limit Cases

“The more money can buy, the more affluence (or the lack of it) matters.” The statement is both the premise and the primary challenge of Michael Sandel’s book “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.”

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A Failure of Will

As canonical controversies go, who wrote Shakespeare’s plays is the literary equivalent of who’s buried in Grant’s tomb—a question that answers itself and a bad joke that doesn’t improve with retelling.

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