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Marriage for the Common Good
July 17, 2014
by James K.A. Smith

You're staring into your spouse's eyes and your backs are to the world. Is that going to work for anyone besides yourselves?

James K.A. Smith is the editor of Comment.

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Beyond "Engagement": The Next Conversation We Need About Politics
May 1, 2014
by James K.A. Smith

Looking elsewhere for the robust embrace of politics that will speak today—to our time and place and audience.

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Inequality, Gentrification, and Justice: Continuing the Conversation with Jonathan Bradford
June 26, 2014
Jonathan Bradford with James K.A. Smith

The human condition can put up with disconnection for only so long. We are critters who like to be in packs. We had thirty years of people trying to be away from one another. I think we are cycling out of that bad idea.

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  1. The Problem With Buzzwords

    July 21, 2014 | Doug Sikkema

    Man is a symbol-using (symbol-making, symbol-misusing) animal.           - Kenneth Burke, "Definition of Man" In a piece in Th...
  2. An Academic Farce

    July 17, 2014 | Alan Jacobs

    This article was originally published on the Text Patterns blog, July 3, 2014. Reprinted courtesy of the author. Peter Conn is right about one thing: college accreditation i...
  3. Our Complicity in the Scandal of Somaly Mam

    July 11, 2014 | Cindy Brandt

    Last month a piece broke from Newsweek, launching a richly reported accusation against an activist superstar in the development field of human trafficking, Somaly Mam. According...
  4. Is There Room for the Quaker's Wife?

    July 9, 2014 | Ray Pennings

    "All the world is strange," said the Quaker to his wife, "except for me and thee. But even thee I wonder about." These days I am feeling a lot like the Quaker's wife. Western...
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