Books

Aidan Johnson November 11, 2019
In her brilliant new book, Martha Nussbaum argues for a thrilling vision: the whole biosphere conceived and treated as a “cosmic city,” in which humans carefully do their part to ensure that the capabilities of all creatures can be activated as much as possible.
James T. Keane November 08, 2019
While Prohibition’s popularity would wane by the end of the decade because of its unintended consequences, at the time of its ratification and implementation, it enjoyed a fair amount of popular support. Except in the pages of America.
Nicholas Farnham November 07, 2019
The testimonies in Susan Celia Greenfield’s new book suggest there may be another important way to approach the alleviation of homelessness, by encouraging the growth of “life skills empowerment” programs such as have been initiated by faith-based organizations in New York City in the past 30 years.
Michael Vaccari November 06, 2019
Edith Hall’s new book on Aristotle rewards the reader by offering gems from Aristotle’s thought. She puts together complicated concepts and writings in a form where readers can easily identify subjects that are critical to an individual’s opportunity to find happiness.
Richard G. Malloy November 06, 2019
Does the famous "Arrupe Prayer" owe a debt of gratitude to Bernard Lonergan, S.J.?
Kevin Spinale November 05, 2019
The new selection of the Catholic Book Club is a collection of poems about the saints.