Damon Linker on Philosophy and Social Hope by Richard Rorty
James Kirchick on Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders by Jason Riley
Believers give more to secular charities than non-believers do
Woody West on Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strauss and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. by Ron Chernow and Kevin A. Hassett
Promote civic entrepreneurs, not new government programs
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.
A curious reversal in moralizing
Amy L. Wax on The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler and Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family by Rosanna Hertz
Can public policy support the institution of friendship?