Alan Wolfe

Alan Wolfe, professor and director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, is the author most recently of Does American Democracy Still Work?

July 11 2011 6:50 AMThe Shock of the CruelDo artistic portrayals of viciousness help us overcome it?
Oct. 26 2009 7:12 AMRiding God's WaveThe secret of Rick Warren's spectacular success.
June 9 2008 6:57 AMWhy Me?The case against the sovereign self.
The Book Club
Nov. 2 2006 6:17 AMWhat Does Obama Really Mean by "a Different Kind of Politics"?
Oct. 3 2006 12:45 PMShould We Shut Up About Diversity?A good question, with a cynical answer from Walter Benn Michaels.
The Book Club
Jan. 24 2006 7:16 AMCan Foreigners Understand the U.S. Better Than Americans Do?
The Book Club
Sept. 7 2005 2:09 PMWhy American Workers Should Get Help
Aug. 1 2005 9:10 AMThe State of the Church-State DebateHas Noah Feldman come up with a feasible compromise?
Dec. 10 1997 3:30 AMUncoolHas hipness become the opiate of the masses?
May 17 2010 7:03 AMChloroform in PrintDoes the Book of Mormon get a bad rap?
April 13 2009 6:56 AMLet's Fight Wars on Earth, Not in HeavenHow to define, and avoid, a cosmic war.
Jan. 20 2008 7:15 AMThe Bonds of RaceWho is, and isn't, a sellout?
The Book Club
Nov. 1 2006 6:12 AMObama Was Right About the War in Iraq. And His Book Isn't Dreadful.
The Book Club
Jan. 25 2006 7:19 AMHe's a Fan of Political Correctness!
College Week
Nov. 15 2005 8:17 AMCollege MakeoverWhen ideas kill.
The Book Club
Sept. 6 2005 11:12 AMWhy I Liked Nickel and Dimed, Ehrenreich's Previous Experiment
History Book Blitz
May 17 2005 7:21 AMThe Malleable EstateIs marriage more joyful than ever?



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 10:36 AM MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel Recounts Telling Her Mother About Her Best-Selling Memoir MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel recounts telling her mother about her best-selling memoir.
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Sept. 17 2014 11:06 AM Inside the Exclusive World of Members-Only Clubs
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 11:14 AM How Does That Geometry Problem Make You Feel? Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.