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Can the City Save Civic Life?

Can the City Save Civic Life?

MRB July 18, 2017 0

In 1995, Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam sounded the alarm. Americans were withdrawing from one another; the . . .

Violence in Islam

Violence in Islam

MRB May 25, 2017 0

Lamin Sanneh on Islam’s under-appreciated potential for peace What’s Wrong with Islam? The many attempts . . .

The Gorka Affair

The Gorka Affair

MRB May 25, 2017 0

Jacob Labendz on why two Jewish magazines went to war over a Trump appointee “Trump . . .

God’s Business: Thinking About Religion Through Economics

God’s Business: Thinking About Religion Through Economics

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Nile Green applies economic thinking to matters of faith Smartphone in hand, with a carefully . . .

The Crucified God: A Death in Pictures – by Ed Simon

The Crucified God: A Death in Pictures – by Ed Simon

Ed Simon April 11, 2017 0

Ed Simon asks, What’s so Good about Friday? “That we are sound, substantial flesh and . . .

The Cure for Computation — By Audrey Borowski

The Cure for Computation — By Audrey Borowski

MRB March 28, 2017 0

Leibnizian Musings on Intellectual Automation Software has taken over our lives. From the phones we . . .

Why Sin is Good – By Ed Simon

Why Sin is Good – By Ed Simon

MRB March 2, 2017 1

Ed Simon on original sin for a secular age. Save a few prayers for poor . . .

On Books and Earthquakes – By Carla Baricz

On Books and Earthquakes – By Carla Baricz

Carla Baricz February 16, 2017 1

The Long Read – Carla Baricz reflects on an Eastern European family affair with books . . .

An America Without Borders – by Samuel Loncar

An America Without Borders – by Samuel Loncar

Samuel Loncar February 3, 2017 0

The Editor reflects on the meaning of America What defines us is not our leaders . . .

Why The Election Of Trump Matters for Michelle Shirley – by Nikia Smith Robert

Why The Election Of Trump Matters for Michelle Shirley – by Nikia Smith Robert

Nikia Smith Robert December 7, 2016 0

It could have been any one of us in that car on a fall day . . .