Peter E. Gordon
The Intellectual and Other Wanderings of Walter Benjamin
March 23, 2014
We do not imagine Benjamin on the beach. But the great intellectual of city life defied every school and stereotype.
When Religion Had a Mind
November 16, 2013
All religions have one thing in common: philosophy.
Marx After Marxism
May 02, 2013
Jonathan Sperber’s is among the first major Marx biographies of the post-1989 era. This may help to explain its perpetual refrain that Marx now belongs to a bygone age. But was the nineteenth century really that long ago?
The Border Crossers
May 18, 2012
From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933–1965 By John Connelly (Harvard University Press, 376 pp., $35) Across the violent years of the twentieth century, the Roman Catholic Church underwent a trial of conscience that ultimately brought about a radical transformation in its official doctrine regarding the Jews. Church tradition had long held that the Jewish people were abandoned by God and condemned to wander the Earth, their religion nullified by the new covenant with Christ.