John T. McGreevy
Two books sketch the fragmentation that pose obstacles to the efforts of President Obama, or any national political leader, to promote a more common vision.
A review of Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary, edited by Steven R. Weisman, and Age of Fracture, by Daniel T. Rodgers
The Bridge is the latest entry in an already crowded field, the Obama biography sweepstakes. Remnick is editor of the New Yorker, and this unfailingly lucid narrative has the welcome feel of a leisurely magazine profile.
Mark Lilla’s "powerful, if often puzzling" The Stillborn God.
The chair of Notre Dame’s History Department on his institution’s oft-questioned religious identity.
A historian reviews Ian Buruma’s ’Murder in Amsterdam’ & Michael Burleigh’s ’Sacred Causes’
Catholics, Democrats & the GOP: How did we get here? And are we stuck?
Robert Orsi’s writing has limned the devotional world of twentieth-century Catholicism. John McGreevy reviews his latest book.