Jackson Lears teaches American history at Rutgers University. He is the editor of Raritan: A Quarterly Review and the author, most recently, of Rebirth of a Nation.
For Christopher McKnight Nichols, isolationists were cultural cosmopolitans who distrusted the impact of empire.
Scientists, Sam Harris writes, are the saints of circumspection. If that’s true, then with his writing on religion and morality Harris breaks the mold.
A new biography of William James portrays a man who made a brilliant career of asking tough questions.