Dutch Courage

A brief item of self-promotion: PoMoCon readers who happen to understand Dutch may be interested in a new volume, Conservatieve Vooruitgang recently published by Prometheus. It’s a greatest-hits tour of 20th century conservative thought, with an emphasis on libertarian, pluralist, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: God Also Created Mars

I’m keen on your mention, Joe, of the role of fascination and wonder in driving young Americans to choose careers in science (and, accordingly, the role of NASA’s periodic monotony in creating apathy among astronauts-to-be). Noted astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson recently addressed this . . . . Continue Reading »

Grotesques Without Grace

When I was putting together the list of books for the Tournament of Novels, I kept stumbling across titles that I had seen before, but had never considered reading. Shamed by my sense of having missed out on so much great literature, I started adding these novels to my reading list. The first one . . . . Continue Reading »

God and the Body at Newsweek

As Joe mentioned on Monday , Lisa Miller has a new book out on heaven , and while I haven’t read it yet, the excerpt at Newsweek is intriguing. Miller highlights the paradox of believing in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which she claims “has strained the credulity of even the most . . . . Continue Reading »

God Also Created Mars

Like most American boys who grew up in the late 1970s and early 1980s I was fascinated by space exploration. I drank Tang (even though it tasted horrible), took pilgrimages to Houston’s Johnson Space Center, and viewed Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff (both the book and the movie) as a New . . . . Continue Reading »