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 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 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?
Books for fun and inspiration…
Carolyn Moynihan , Clare Cannon and Michael Cook | 26 February 2013 |
tags: book lists, cheerfulness
… and an antidote for the over-cheerful. All good literature, though.
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.
Peter Smith | 23 January 2013 |
How America became a nation of heretics - along with nearly everywhere else.
Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor
Francis Phillips | 10 January 2013 |
tags: biography, book reviews
The career of an Edwardian society lady - the first to take a seat in the British parliament - makes entertaining reading.
The genius of Chesterton
Zac Alstin | 08 January 2013 |
tags: biography, book reviews
A comprehensive new biography of the brilliant controversialist will delight fans and instruct the sceptical.
Favourite books of 2012
Clare Cannon and Harley J. Sims | 18 December 2012 |
tags: book reviews, books, literature, reading
Looking for a good read over the Christmas holidays? A late present? Look no further.
75 years of The Hobbit
Harley J. Sims | 07 December 2012 |
tags: fantasy, J.R.R. Tolkien, literature
J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative adventure has become the gold standard of children’s literature.
The Unintended Reformation
Charles J. Chaput | 16 November 2012 |
tags: book reviews, Reformation, secularism
The long-term effect of the Reformation was to create "the kingdom of whatever", a world where meaning is self-invented and meaninglessness is the public philosophy.
A portrait of the artist as a businessman
G. Tracy Mehan III | 06 November 2012 |
tags: biography, book reviews, heroes, Steve Jobs
Did shrewdness, artistry and obsession make Steve Jobs America's greatest businessman?
Francis Phillips | 02 November 2012 |
tags: book reviews, Christianity
An unblinking, honest appraisal of what it means to be a believing Christian by a major British writer.
The Casual Vacancy
Harley J. Sims | 22 October 2012 |
tags: book reviews, Harry Potter, literature
J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults is a sprawling, dark, misanthropic tale about the worst kind of Muggles.
Nobel laureate criticises one-child policy
Michael Cook | 15 October 2012 |
Will the national pride in China's first national to win the Nobel Prize for Literature lead to a reform of the one-child policy?
Meg T. McDonnell | 18 September 2012 |
A new book gives an insider's view of the Susan G. Komen Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood battle.
Michael W. Hannon | 17 September 2012 |
tags: book reviews, higher education, pornography
Nathan Harden’s “Sex and God at Yale” graphically shows what moral bankruptcy and relativism has produced at America's most elite universities.
The Fix: How addiction is invading our lives
Francis Phillips | 11 September 2012 |
tags: addiction, book reviews, drug abuse, obesity
Addiction to cupcakes, coke, drink or the horses is not a disease, but a choice, says a reformed alcoholic.
Francis Phillips | 04 September 2012 |
tags: book reviews, Nazism, World War II
Not all Germans bent the knee before the Nazi Baal. This portrait of an ordinary but heroic man shows that some retained their integrity.
Children made me
Helen M. Alvaré | 30 August 2012 |
A Catholic academic and feminist tells how she discovered the meaning of marriage and the joy of self-giving.
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