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How To Believe In Astrology

Does anyone believe in astrology anymore? Is there anyone who still really thinks that our destinies are written in the sky? The answer is probably no. Maybe there’s some ancient black-clad Armenian peasant woman consulting an almanac every time she crosses the street—but for everyone else, . . . . Continue Reading »

Fanon’s Warning

Alienation and Freedom  by frantz fanon  edited by jean khalfa and robert j. c. young  translated by steven corcoran  bloomsbury academic, 816 pages, $29.95 In the ferment of the present moment, with its surging floods of migrants and its ostensibly gratuitous but historically . . . . Continue Reading »

Catholic America

Continental Ambitions:  Roman Catholics in North America  by kevin starr ignatius, 675 pages, $34.95 In The Good Shepherd, the 2006 spy film, mobster Joseph Palmi asks CIA agent (and stereotypical WASP) Edward Wilson an insolent question: “We Italians, we got our families . . . . Continue Reading »

Editorial: Repenting of America 1492–1992

Congress has created the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission. To date, twenty-two states have established similar commissions to coordinate a wide range of activities celebrating the discovery of America. The National Council of Churches (NCC) is having none of it. In May the . . . . Continue Reading »

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