It is a mark of Antonin Scalia's pioneering influence that originalism and fidelity to text have become a staple of the Supreme Court’s interpretive methodology.
The author of the Fintan Dunne novels and "Banished Children of Eve" talks about the importance of cities, Catholic novelists, and the hard work of writing.
As Andrew Bacevich sees it, Americans have mutated into passive spectators, not active citizens, across a wide spectrum of once-sacred civic responsibilities.
"For Discrimination" offers the bravest and most honest defense of affirmative action in a long time (maybe ever), and for that we are in Randall Kennedy’s debt.
Four decades after Franco’s death, relics of the past are finding their way into Spain's museums, where they can be both preserved and politically neutralized.
From the roughly seventeen hundred letters Orwell wrote, Peter Davison has now made a generous selection, annotated with insight and without pedantry.
J. M. Coetzee's "The Childhood of Jesus" is a strange book, engaging but inscrutable, provocative but obscure.
The last liberal theologians worth mentioning, in the opinion of Theo Hobson, were Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich.
In 'Waiting for the Barbarians,' Mendelsohn has collected essays originally published in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and elsewhere.
In this brilliantly argued intellectual history, David Nirenberg asks how influential figures in the Western tradition have thought about Judaism over the millennia.
The first thing to note about Andrew Koppelman’s new book is is that word “American”—sitting awkwardly beside the abstract concept of “religious neutrality."