Articles of Note

Denis Diderot arrived in Paris young and obscure. Soon he was notorious and in jail. Curiosity was his lodestar... more »

New Books

Life in a time of mass starvation. Lena Mukhina was 16 when the German army began its siege of Leningrad. She survived. Sort of... more »

Essays & Opinions

Where morality meets rationalism. Is Peter Singer’s “effective altruism” the apotheosis of ethics, or an unempathetic, politically naive, elitist doctrine?... more »