Ideas

Bill McGarvey August 15, 2019
“I was very much introduced to the Catholic world through Buckley,” David Brooks says about William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of National Review and one of the leading intellectuals of the conservative movement in the United States beginning in the mid-1950s.
Bill McGarvey August 15, 2019
The long pilgrimage of David Brooks has led him to explore Christianity and embrace a life lived in tension.
Tia Noelle Pratt August 06, 2019
Morrison’s work conveyed the pain, sacrifice and trauma that exemplifies so much of the African-American experience.
Tara Isabella Burton July 25, 2019
“Hadestown,” “The Good Place” and “Fleabag” tackle life’s big questions.
Composite: iStock/Ciaran Freeman
Tom Deignan July 11, 2019
Science fiction writers continue to turn to religious characters, imagery and ideas to sort things out.
Woodrow Wilson, right, sought to implement his famous Fourteen Points at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. The French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, second from right, viewed them as hopelessly idealistic. (Photo: Alamy)
Christopher Sandford June 14, 2019
The treaty’s offhand attitude toward the non-European world stirred up resentments that lingered for decades.