The Editors

  • Skin in the Game
    Notes from election night

    After the midterms, we had our writers and editors reflect on what the election meant to them. ● I cast my first ballot ever on November 6, 2012. I woke up early for a…

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  • Letter on Justice

    Franz Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony” begins with a Traveler, described as a “great Western explorer,” learning about a “peculiar apparatus” of justice. The apparatus, known as the Harrow, is administered by the Officer.…

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  • Living in Prison

    This summer, in partnership with Chicago Books to Women in Prison, we distributed a short survey to incarcerated women across the country, inviting them to tell us about their experience of living in prison.…

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  • Issue 17

    The annotated table of contents below offers a sneak peek at what’s in issue 17. To get the issue delivered straight to your door, subscribe now. Letter  On Justice As in so many of Kafka’s…

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  • 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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