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The Conflict Really Lies within New Atheism by Christopher O. Tollefsen. In his new book “Where the Conflict Really Lies,” Alvin Plantinga levels a devastating critique against the “new atheism” espoused by thinkers such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. [...]
Here’s an excerpt from Following the Path: The Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Joy by Joan Chittister.
What is Scientism? by Thomas Burnett. Scientism is a rather strange word, but for reasons that we shall see, a useful one. Though this term has been coined rather recently, it is associated with many other “isms” with long and [...]
John R. Bolton reviews Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or Be Ruled by Others? by John Fonte. (You can preview the book here.)
Benched by Jill Lepore. The Supreme Court and the struggle for judicial independence. More at The New Yorker.
Obama’s Problem With His Base by Jay Cost. President Obama’s gaffe in Friday’s press conference caught the attention of the media, the blogosphere, and the public in general. I thought it was a telling example of how bad this president [...]
The Paternalists’ Bible by Thaddeus Russell. Published in the spring of 1962, Michael Harrington’s The Other America was a sweeping description of the country’s poor, combined with an appeal to the federal government and “better-off” to save them. It became [...]