History

Kevin Spinale October 04, 2018
Alan Jacobs’s new book is a collage of the intellectual considerations of five thinkers who, in their experience of the violence of World War II and their revulsion at the fascism that fueled it, contemplate the nature of education and its renewal after the anticipated Allied victory.
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. September 24, 2018
Napoleon’s consolidation of power in France in 1801 involved the recognition of the pope as the “ordinary and immediate pastor” of the universal church—a key component in the impending agreement between the Vatican and China.
Candida Moss September 13, 2018
Mary Beard's new book is about the viewer as well as the viewed. It prompts us to think about how we construct our sense of civilization and the troubling ways that artistic depictions of the human and the divine serve to cement bias and, sometimes, provoke violence.
Antonio De Loera-Brust August 08, 2018
On the 50th anniversary of many historic moments of the Chicano movement, a new photography exhibit at The Autry in Los Angeles is telling the Chicano story through the eyes of its participants.
Matt Malone, S.J. July 13, 2018
The Answers, er, Questions for America Jeopardy 2018.
Christopher R. Altieri July 02, 2018
Our love of America should not be blinkered or unmindful. We must face the failures to live up to our commitments squarely and without stint.