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The Life and Death of the World Historical Figure

Francis Levy | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

At the end of his short encomium to Mandela in The New York Review of Books, "On Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)," J.M. Coetzee writes, "He was, and by th...

Leon Wieseltier's Tractatus

Francis Levy | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Leon Wieseltier has written his own Tractatus. At least that's the unequivocal aphoristic style in which the first three paragraphs of his review of A...

Where Are the Heroes?

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

The original concept of a hero, at least to the ancient Greeks, was that of a demi-god, the child of a god and a mortal, in other words a human with god-like characteristics of bravery and self-sacrifice.

What's Your Calling?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

The Calling follows seven emerging religious leaders as they embark on their journeys as pastors, preachers, priests, chaplains, imams and rabbis.