In praise of Peter Kreeft

By Paul Tuns Review: Wisdom and Wonder: How Peter Kreeft Shaped the Next Generation of Catholics edited by Brandon Voigt (Ignatius Press, $23.95, 197 pages) There are two great living pro-life philosophers Donald DeMarco and Peter Kreeft. They are similar in many ways: orthodox Catholics with a way of thinking and words that help lesser mortals to see what is often in [...]

2022-01-14T10:00:08-05:00January 14, 2022|Reviews|

Future shock: why is sci-fi so dystopic?

Rick McGinnis The biggest news since the tentative re-opening of movie theatres is the smashing success of the movie Dune – nearly $400 million worldwide for a film that only tells the story of half the novel it’s based on, and which was delayed for release for a year during lockdown. Critics are predicting the movie could create a franchise to overtake [...]

2022-01-12T12:07:32-05:00January 12, 2022|Reviews, Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

DSM: A History of Psychiatry’s Bible

DSM: A History of Psychiatry’s Bible Allan V. Horwitz (Johns Hopkins University Press, $43, 215 pages) Allan V. Horwitz is a sociology professor emeritus at Rutgers known for his numerous books on psychiatry. His latest is DSM: A History of Psychiatry’s Bible, a slim but thorough look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and how this handbook for psychiatrists [...]

2022-01-06T10:06:57-05:00January 6, 2022|Reviews, Society & Culture|
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