The Judicial Culture Wars

From the May 1995 Print Edition

Judicial Power and American Character: Censoring Ourselves in an Anxious Age By Robert F. Nagel Oxford University Press, 208 Pages, $29.95 Robert Nagel, a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, could have subtitled his new book “The Culture Wars Come to the Supreme Court.” It is . . . . Continue Reading »

The Swedish Syndrome

From the December 1993 Print Edition

The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion by Stephen L. Carter Basic Books, 328 pages, $25 Yale Law Professor Stephen L. Carter’s first book, Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby , opened with the arresting observation that “To be black . . . . Continue Reading »

Domesticating Darwin

From the May 1993 Print Edition

In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought by Carl Degler Oxford University Press, 400 pages, $24.95 In the beginning, Charles Darwin explained how human beings evolved from animals by natural selection. One might have expected that this revelation . . . . Continue Reading »

The Reluctant Skeptic

From the December 1991 Print Edition

Chapter and Verse: A Skeptic Revisits Christianity by Mike Bryan Random House, 324 pages, $22 Mike Bryan is an atheist, raised a Methodist, who wanted to write a book about “Christians who actually believe the Bible versus all the other kinds.” So he spent time in residence at Criswell . . . . Continue Reading »