Unbinding the Particular

Reviewing James A. Diamond’s Jewish Theology Unbound, Aaron Hughes writes that the goal of the book is to recover “a—not the—philosophical theology that emerges from Jewish sources.”

Transcending Trauma

Martha Sonnenberg reviews Rabbi Tirzah Firestone’s new book Wounds into Wisdom and argues that it helps us recognize “the ways in which we and others are affected by trauma, and what this may mean for healing the world.”

Graphic Eugene Debs

Martha Sonnenberg reviews this new graphic biography of Eugene V. Debs and argues that the book’s strength lies in how it connects social theory to political activism.

Bullshit Jobs

In this review of David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs, Miki Kashtan explains what bullshit jobs are and how they can help us understand “the rightward turn of so many voters around the world.”

What’s Wrong With Western ‘Progress’?: Challenges to Stephen Pinker and Nicholas Kristof

Charles Eisenstein and Jeremy Lent challenge the mainstream champion of the status quo Stephen Pinker and the NY Times columnist (and human rights advocate) Nicholas Kristof in their willingness to promote a view of the world that cheerily suggests that global capitalism is really doing great, despite all that we know to the contrary.

Killing White Innocence

Stephen Brookfield reviews “Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America” by George Yancy and reflects on the importance of understanding identity within a racist system.