“But if I am only for myself, what am I?”
Monique David | 17 June 2013 |
tags: Barbara Kay, book reviews, Canada
Canadian columnist Barbara Kay reflects on her upbringing and the issues that have made her a major controversialist.
Mary Rice Hasson | 13 June 2013 |
Journalist Lauren Sandler, an only child and the mother of one, has written a popular book celebrating the joys of time for yourself. Is that the way to happiness?
Michael Cook | 06 June 2013 |
tags: book reviews, miserabilism, over-population
Dan Brown's latest blockbuster is great fun for fans of trivial pursuit, but not for fans of good fiction.
Simon Smart | 27 May 2013 |
tags: book reviews, Christianity, social policy, USA
A sociologist argues in a new book that religion benefits the US by $2.67 trillion every year -- a figure that cannot be ignored.
What is parenthood?
Peter Jon Mitchell | 15 May 2013 |
In debates about the family, some social scientists are asserting the primacy of theory over facts. Is this science?
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
Carolyn Moynihan | 26 April 2013 |
tags: book reviews, Christians, lesbians
An English professor's journey from queer theory to Christian faith.
The West’s two big mistakes in the Arab world
Jennifer S. Bryson | 08 April 2013 |
tags: Arab Spring, book reviews, Islam
By treating Islam as monolithic and insisting on secularisation Western powers miss opportunities to help democracy take root.
Francis Phillips | 02 April 2013 |
tags: book reviews, revolution, Russia
"Losers are no less worthy of being remembered than winners," writes a chronicler of the last days of the Russian aristocracy.
A divine foot in the door
David Gallagher | 22 March 2013 |
tags: book reviews, Darwinism, materialism
Atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel explains why the materialist Neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false.
What to Expect When No One’s Expecting
Jennifer Roback Morse | 19 March 2013 |
tags: book reviews, demography
At last, a book on demography that talks about its relation to sexual culture.
What money can’t buy
Michael Cook | 26 February 2013 |
What is the proper role of money and markets in a democratic society? How can we protect the priceless goods in moral and civic life from being bought and sold?
Let’s talk about just war
Nathaniel Peters | 08 February 2013 |
tags: book reviews, just war, US foreign policy
In a country where opinion oscillates between the extremes of realism and pacifism, learning the history of the just war tradition is important.
Mandate of the People
Tom Odhiambo | 01 February 2013 |
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, Kenya, politics, poverty
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.
Peter Smith | 23 January 2013 |
How America became a nation of heretics - along with nearly everywhere else.
Just Send Me Word
Francis Phillips | 14 January 2013 |
tags: book reviews
The discovery of a cache of letters written from a Soviet gulag is a testimony to love and heroism.