Booth Tarkington after the Great War, ‘That Disquieted and Questioning Time’

In this excerpt from America Moved: Booth Tarkington’s Memoirs of Time and Place, 1869–1928, Tarkington reflects on the changes he observed in America following the end of the Great War. Not many… [more]

Booth Tarkington after the Great War, ‘That Disquieted and Questioning Time’ Booth Tarkington after the Great War, 'That Disquieted and Questioning Time'

The Church Localversal Part 4: Oz

Ingham County, MI This began, you will recall, with James Matthew Wilson’s declaring that he likes his politics local and his church universal—and then making us wait for a clarification. So… [more]

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Apocalypticism for Porchers

If it's your thing -- and it's certainly not everybody's thing -- it's not a bad time to be an apocalypticist. A few weeks ago, Pope Francis once again implored people to read Robert Hugh Benson's novel… [more]

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16566368942_49ae1463c9_k The stylish crowd that walked the red carpet to the Oscars likely had not donned their Sunday best earlier in the day for a trip to church. Even so, the show still offered a look at religion as Hollywood sees…
CathedralOfThePines Brokenness is a traveling condition.
Dillon, MT Having a personal and professional interest in what people think history is for, I read The History Manifesto with great interest. Jo Guldi (Brown) and David Armitage (Harvard) are having a “think big” moment about History, in an…
Manchester, CT I am grudgingly accepting that you don’t choose the place; the place chooses you. I’ve moved around a lot during my time on the planet, first as luggage, then as the guy with the luggage. But I’ve been sitting…
Old Country Church Injury is a means of measurement.
unnamed (2) As he began making the early “exploratory” rounds, a smiling Mike Huckabee recently reminded Martha Raddatz on ABC’s political Sunday show This Week that in 2008 he had run a “very green” presidential campaign that got “more miles per gallon”…
Saginaw, MI This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university with its many colleges, departments, and other administrative units that play multiple functions and roles
ziggy as soldier Hillsdale, Michigan. The Paris killings a few weeks ago have unleashed a number of reflections about Islam and its tendency toward violence. Robert Tracinski makes a point that I have seen in various places: It is obviously true that all…
Chesterton Well, duh!