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Back to the Future

From the March 2020 Print Edition

When Boeing introduced its flagship 707 jet airliner in 1958, the power to cruise at 977 kilometers per hour did more than enable routine transcontinental commercial flights. It fed the optimistic self-understanding of a society proud to have entered the Jet Age. More than sixty years . . . . Continue Reading »

Against Edenism

From the June/July 2015 Print Edition

The future will look very different from the past. The Garden of Paradise will culminate in the City of God—“the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. . . . The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. . . . The city does not need the sun or moon . . . . Continue Reading »

Spending the Future

From the November 2007 Print Edition

The Legitimacy of ­Philanthropic Foundations: United States and European Perspectives edited by kenneth prewitt et al. russell sage foundation, 294 pages, $45 The Foundation: A Great American Secret by joel l. fleishman publicaffairs, 341 pages, $27.95 When you give alms,” Jesus says in the . . . . Continue Reading »