Chris Lehmann

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Chris Lehmann is the D.C. Bureau chief for The Nation and a contributing editor at The Baffler. He was formerly editor of The Baffler and The New Republic, and is the author, most recently, of The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream (Melville House, 2016).

Young and the Restless: On Brigham Young Young and the Restless: On Brigham Young

How the American Moses became America’s first spiritual manager in the wilderness of Scripture-infused capitalism.

Nov 28, 2012 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

The Higher Bealism: The Moral Limits of Markets The Higher Bealism: The Moral Limits of Markets

Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?

Jun 5, 2012 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

Winging It: The Battle Between Reagan and PATCO Winging It: The Battle Between Reagan and PATCO

The true economic legacy of the Reagan years is not tax cuts but union busting.

Mar 21, 2012 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

Little Churches Everywhere: California’s Evangelical Conservatism

Little Churches Everywhere: California’s Evangelical Conservatism Little Churches Everywhere: California’s Evangelical Conservatism

As contradictory as the gospel truths of California's digerati are the dogmas of West Coast evangelicalism, a melding of Jefferson and Jesus.

Jun 7, 2011 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

An Accelerated Grimace: On Cyber-Utopianism An Accelerated Grimace: On Cyber-Utopianism

Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus is the latest monotonous revery about the Internet social revolution. Evgeny Morozov punctures that bubble.

Mar 3, 2011 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

The Great Squid Hunt: On Matt Taibbi

The Great Squid Hunt: On Matt Taibbi The Great Squid Hunt: On Matt Taibbi

In Griftopia Matt Taibbi argues that America has been corrupted by the merger of crime and policy, of stealing and government.

Dec 9, 2010 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

The Cut Man: On Taylor Branch The Cut Man: On Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch and a president's prodigious appetite for vindication before the bar of history.

Feb 18, 2010 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

The Counter-Family The Counter-Family

British author Jonathan Coe departs from grand social transformations and turns to the domestic sphere in The Rain Before It Falls.

May 8, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

Victim ‘Hood Victim ‘Hood

An account of the most recent installment in the nation's sick love affair with literary exhibitionists.

Mar 25, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

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