The Necessity of Judgment

From the October 2017 Print Edition

Montaigne: A Lifeby philippe desantranslated by steven rendall and lisa nealprinceton, 832 pages, $39.95 When faced with a biography that could as well stop a door as fill a shelf, one’s first question is always, “Does the subject merit this exhaustive treatment?” There are a few historical . . . . Continue Reading »

The Brothers Grim

From the June/July 2010 Print Edition

Hitch-22 by christopher hitchens twelve, 448 pages, $26  The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith by peter hitchenszondervan, 224 pages, $22 Anyone with a sibling knows that a background and DNA in common do not guarantee a complete coincidence of views. Thus, it is not in . . . . Continue Reading »