Our March 25 issue is now live on the website.
In it David Lodge writes on his experience in society parenting a Down Syndrome child (or, as once formally diagnosed, a "mongol"). And in a book essay on Roy Foster's Vivid Faces:The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1922, Peter Quinn revisits the violent history and legacy of Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916.
Charles Morris questions whether free trade is ideal for the U.S. (considering, for example, how the Chinese drive on manufacturing has devastated American jobs). Fr. Nonomen reflects on the meaning of feet (but more importantly, eyes) in the Holy Thursday ritual. And Margaret O'Brien Steinfels divulges some tricks to help the forgetful overcome memory lapses.
Robert P. Imbelli reviews Episcopal priest Fleming Rutledge's "monumental" new work, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ; Paul Johnston reviews evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson's challenge to the Darwinian view that genes are selfish, Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others; Emily Holman reviews a new collection of stories by Colum McCann, Thirteen Ways of Looking—at once an "inward exploration of humanity" and "effort to communicate across the boundaries of minds"; Steven Knepper reviews David Orr's re-interpretation of Robert Frost's textbook-famous poem, The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong; and Leah Libresco reviews two works—one by anthropologist Natasha Schüll, the other by philosopher R.J. Snell—on the addiction of machine Gambling in Las Vegas and the sin of sloth in an "empire of desire."
See all this and more in the full table of contents.