Tag: civility

Book Review: After the New Atheist Debate

After the New Atheist Debate By Phil Ryan 196 pp. University of Toronto Press $22.95. Of all the books written regarding the “New Atheist” (hereafter, NA) phenomenon, this the first that I’ve seen that has attempted to analyze it from a philosophical, sociological, and ethical perspective, while simultaneously refusing to take sides in what has often been…

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David Brooks presents a case for disagreeing and meaning it without calling one’s interlocutors ugly names. Walter Brueggemann calls for more emphasis on public Scripture-reading on Sunday mornings. Some praise for Obama’s foreign policy from that arch-leftist, Dick Cheney. Patrick Deneen casts light on the other threat that Eisenhower warned us about. n+1 Magazine examines…