“The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948–1966 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East),” by Bryan K. Roby seeks to complicate this simplified vision of Israeli history.
This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at “Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery,” by Martin Gardner.
This week I review “The Orthodox Dilemma,” by George Alexander, a personal exploration of the administrative, political, and dogmatic challenges facing the Orthodox Christian community.
“Sick” by Gabby Schulz is the quintessential graphic novel for this violent, demented, and hypocritical epoch of American history.
“For the curious, The Secret Teachers of the Western World exists as a valuable and highly readable resource.”
Father of Lies by Brian Evenson is “especially relevant in this present age of religious violence and moral bankruptcy.” Fiction isn’t far off from the truth either.
In “Wilberforce” HS Cross crafts passages of agonizing psychological self-torment with a master’s ear for the perfect phrase.
This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.
“Liberation,” edited and with an introduction by Mark Ludwig, casts a global net to find out what poets think about the concept of freedom.
This week I continue my series American Odd with an essay about “The Book of the SubGenius” by J.R. “Bob” Dobbs.