Articles of Note

In the early 50s, German-Jewish philosophers began returning to Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Heidelberg. Jürgen Habermas was a young man at the time. He remembers it well... more »

New Books

Formidably erudite, faintly manic, and impossible to shut up, Slavoj ?i?ek is a cult figure. At least he's self-aware enough to send-up that status... more »

Essays & Opinions

Why is reason important? Leon Wieseltier explains: ?We need not be a nation of intellectuals, but we must not be a nation of idiots?... more »