Mood-tracking apps, chief happiness officers, positive psychology: When did being miserable become socially unacceptable?

Mood-tracking apps, chief happiness officers, positive psychology: When did being miserable become socially
Mood-tracking apps, chief happiness officers, positive psychology: When did being miserable become socially [More]

Jonathan Gottschall tried to save literary studies by importing evolutionary theory. Instead he ruined his academic career

Jonathan Gottschall tried to save literary studies by importing evolutionary theory. Instead he ruined his academic
Jonathan Gottschall tried to save literary studies by importing evolutionary theory. Instead he ruined his academic [More]

Oh, the glory of being a budding modernist in 1964. Picasso, Eliot, Pound, and Stravinsky were still alive. For Julian Barnes, their examples would inform a lifetime of looking

Oh, the glory of being a budding modernist in 1964. Picasso, Eliot, Pound, and Stravinsky were still alive. For Julian Barnes, their examples would inform a lifetime of
Oh, the glory of being a budding modernist in 1964. Picasso, Eliot, Pound, and Stravinsky were still alive. For Julian Barnes, their examples would inform a lifetime of [More]

Piety and politics. Karen Armstrong’s attempt to exonerate religion as a cause of violence is as wrongheaded as blaming religion for the world’s ills

Piety and politics. Karen Armstrong’s attempt to exonerate religion as a cause of violence is as wrongheaded as blaming religion for the world’s
Piety and politics. Karen Armstrong’s attempt to exonerate religion as a cause of violence is as wrongheaded as blaming religion for the world’s [More]

The scholarly conference promises little but excruciating boredom and discontent. End the farce and put academics out of their misery?

The scholarly conference promises little but excruciating boredom and discontent. End the farce and put academics out of their
The scholarly conference promises little but excruciating boredom and discontent. End the farce and put academics out of their [More]

Fashions in parenthood. You can no longer be merely a parent; you must be parenting. The former is a role, the latter a job – and evidence of a problem.

Fashions in parenthood. You can no longer be merely a parent; you must be parenting. The former is a role, the latter a job – and evidence of a
Fashions in parenthood. You can no longer be merely a parent; you must be parenting. The former is a role, the latter a job – and evidence of a [More]

Temptation of terrorism. In 1972, America endured 1,900 domestic bombings. Why did the New Left splinter into cults for zealots?

Temptation of terrorism. In 1972, America endured 1,900 domestic bombings. Why did the New Left splinter into cults for
Temptation of terrorism. In 1972, America endured 1,900 domestic bombings. Why did the New Left splinter into cults for [More]

What we see when we read. A novelist writes “wry smile,” and we know what she means. But do we actually picture that smile?

What we see when we read. A novelist writes “wry smile,” and we know what she means. But do we actually picture that
What we see when we read. A novelist writes “wry smile,” and we know what she means. But do we actually picture that [More]

Wedding Cakes & Cartoons of Muhammad

On May 3, 2015 the American Freedom Defense Initiative put on a contest in which cartoonists drew images of Muhammad for a cash prize. To most Muslims, such portrayals of Muhammad are deeply
On May 3, 2015 the American Freedom Defense Initiative put on a contest in which cartoonists drew images of Muhammad for a cash prize. To most Muslims, such portrayals of Muhammad are deeply [More]

Griffin on Human Rights

2015.05.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roger Crisp (ed.), Griffin on Human Rights, Oxford University Press, 2014, 237pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199668731.
2015.05.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roger Crisp (ed.), Griffin on Human Rights, Oxford University Press, 2014, 237pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199668731. [More]