Paul Berman

Paul Berman, senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, contributes a monthly column to The New Republic. He is a long-time writer on and observer of American foreign policy, and has written several books including A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968 (W. W. Norton, 1997) and Debating P. C.: The Controversy Over Political Correctness on College Campuses (Dell Publishing Company, 1992). Before he began writing for The New Republic he contributed to The Village Voice and The Nation.


Volume 64

Guests on Volume 64: Paul Berman, on the links between Islamism and other totalitarian utopias; Jean Bethke Elshtain, on justice and the vocation of government, and on maintaining a sense of the holy; Hadley Arkes, on natural rights and "inadvertant treason," and on the rise of a new jurisprudence in Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade; Ralph C. Wood, on the place of the seven virtues in J. R. R. Tolkien's vision of the moral life in The Lord of the Rings; and Jeremy Begbie, on what we learn about time, theology, and the structure of creation from the experience of music.