Claudio Gatti, Elena Ferrante: An Answer? The New York Review of Books.
Peter J. Leithart, Scarcity, First Things (blog). Leithart excerpts John Milbank and Adrian Pabst’s promising new book— including their insightful observations on Girard.
Burn my Vote: an ingenious way of disarming the common argument against voting for a third party in an American presidential election: “a vote for a third party is a vote for [insert name of candidate considered to be the worst].” One is matched with a voter from the opposite “side” of the political spectrum, who also commits to voting for a third party.
James Chastek, Liturgical Reform, Just Thomism. A liturgy that “spoke to the heart of contemporary persons” would be pagan. «Historically, many liturgies did count on the power of horror and libido: human sacrifice, temple prostitutes, collective use of hallucinogens, crowd frenzy, public mutilation, finding meanings in chance events…»
Thomas Storck, Capitalism and Economism, The Distributist Review. «Why should family and community, culture and traditions, be treated as trivial matters in contrast to economic activity?»
Joseph Trabbic, The much-maligned unicorn, Philosophy at AMU. Unicorns once roamed the earth.
2012: Mary Norris, In Defense of “Nutty” Commas, The New Yorker. Close punctuation is good.
2008: Aelianus, The Vacuity of Modernism, Laodicea. «…it is clear that a great many theologians do not possess the supernatural virtue of faith.»
2011: Kantian Ngrams.