'The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings'

David Cecil brings to life the Oxford literary club who smoked, drank, argued and midwifed books that became classics of fantasy, apologetics, and poetry.
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'The Name of God is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli''

When Pope Francis issued a formal “bull” instituting the current Year of Mercy, he included in its appendix a lengthy informal interview with an Italian journalist.
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'Dorothy Day: Love in Action'

Patrick Jordan brings an ease to his subject that comes from true friendship; he weaves together his living sense of Day’s personality with major themes in her work.

Getting What We Pay For

Many Americans (and American businessmen) think that the United States has the highest tax rates in the world. But that it isn’t even close to being true.

Still Two Cities

Can a progressive-minded approach can work in a city where the more severe measures of the past failed to prevent a steady increase in the number of homeless people?

Clinton, Sanders & 'Visionary Gradualism'

For Clinton and Sanders, coming together should reflect a shared commitment to taking the country in a direction very different from the one Trump is calling for.

'Phishing for Phools'

Robert J. Shiller and George A. Akerlof examine influences on the marketplace beyond supply and demand, and wonder: Why didn't economists see the 2008 crash coming?
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Last Word: Black Lives, White Catholics

How can injustice be remedied when it is invisible? White Catholics—and indeed all white people—must learn how racism perpetuates black suffering and death.

Poem | Fishbait

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Poem | Fibonacci

Around the inner rims / of these sunflowers one by one / small yellow petals pop open, / in obedience to the sun...

Poem | Wild

Even the eagle is deep / into dailyness // acts as if safe, & is silly / during its courtship rituals // spends days / inspecting / impregnable building sites...

Letters | Mere Christianity, women religious, Donald Trump

Readers wrote us contrasting C.S. Lewis with John Henry Newman, correcting some misstated facts about women religious, and agreeing with the editors about Trump.
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