The Editors

  • Intellectuals in Crisis: A Requiem

    Intellectual Ex-Radicals and World Reaction: The Crisis of the Disillusioned Fellow-Travelers of Bolshevism Is Not the Same as a “Crisis of Marxism” (Trotsky 1939) The Intellectual: Will He Wither Away? (King 1957) Alienation and Integration…

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  • The Life of the Mind

    The Life of the Mind by Hannah Arendt Combined volumes Mariner Books, 544 pp. $18.95 (paper) Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker Viking, 576 pp. $35.00 (cloth) By some indicators we are entering a new…

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  • Issue 16

    The annotated table of contents below offers a sneak peek at what’s in issue 16. To get the issue delivered straight to your door, subscribe now. TABLE  of CONTENTS Letter from the Editors On…

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  • Survey: What is church for?

    We invited priests and pastors from across the country to participate in a short survey about the joys, challenges and day-to-day work of leading a church in contemporary America. A selection of their responses…

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  • Letter on Reformation

    If you happened to log onto Facebook around Thanksgiving, you might have seen these words, blinking in white against an emergency-red background: “URGENT: If you’re not freaking out right now about net neutrality you’re…

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  • Issue 15

    The annotated table of contents below offers a sneak peek at what’s in issue 15. To get the issue delivered straight to your door, subscribe now. TABLE  of  CONTENTS Letter from the Editors On Reformation In the history…

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  • Issue 14

    The annotated table of contents below offers a sneak peek at what’s in issue 14. To get the issue delivered straight to your door, subscribe now. TABLE  of  CONTENTS Letter from the Editors On Satire The indispensable premise…

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  • Endgame

    Slush Pile: A book, reviewed ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett translated from the French by Samuel Beckett Grove Atlantic $8.55 (paper) Finally, in Samuel Beckett, we have our poet-laureate of climate change. For decades now, the melting…

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  • Comedy Studies

    The following are actual titles of papers published in peer-reviewed academic journals: “Liberal Democracy as Secular Comedy” “Radical Clowning: Challenging Militarism through Play and Otherness” “Smiling Synchronicity and Gaze Patterns in Dyadic Humorous Conversations”…

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  • Letter on Satire

    What to do on Saturday night is a philosophical problem. Notwithstanding the scheduling idiosyncrasies created by our “flexible” economy, it remains the time of week we are least able to avoid asking ourselves: What…

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