Quoting Charles Taylor quoting Schiller; from his essay "Disenchantment--Reenchantment" in The Joy of Secuarlism, now out in paperback.
"Panopticism is a form of knowledge and a form of power."
From Patton Burchett's "Religions of India" class, 28 poems after Kabir, the celebrated 15-16th century devotional poet and social critic from northern India.
William Hogeland on Herman Husband, the War of the Regulation and his new book, Founding Finance
By Jack Downey A student group's reasons for uninviting Ann Coulter from a visit to Fordham University should be troubling.
From "The Eye," a short story by Alice Monro, excerpted from her new book of short stories, Dear Life, at The Guardian.
By Jeff Sharlet Just as the election blinds the press to the bigger, enduring story -- reality -- of massive and growing inequality in the U.S., so the Pew study of the Nones has distracted many from what I think are the most interesting numbers.
"Jesus was the only One that ever raised the dead," The Misfit continued, "and He shouldn't have done it."
by Nora Connor I heard the sound of right-wing internal organs. hitting the floor in bloody lumps one after the other, as if she were Uma Thurman taking on Lucy Liu’s goon squad in Kill Bill. But was she?
by Nora Connor For anyone who's wearing out their go-to internet-based procrastination safety blankets, I've got your back! In the form of the Wikileaks U.S. Embassy cables
by David Halperin All were extraordinary, in ways that did hardly a speck of good for any of them. All came to bad ends. The myth they created fared better.
We do not know what the first blasphemer said. We do know that he was a stranger who came among the Israelites.