A Note on the Spring 2017 Issue
A few years ago, one of our contributors said to me, "Raritan is a good place to get thinking done." What she meant was that Raritan allows writers to follow their curiosity wherever it leads, without requiring a tidy resolution. Her comment reflects Raritan’s commitment to providing a space for long-form essays and sustained reflection, and the writers in this issue are thinking through some problems that have long remained controversial and not easily resolved. Read more...
Lincoln as Realist and Revolutionist
Sophistication and the Fear of Art: On William Gaddis
Aura as Medium: Walter Benjamin Reconsidered
Culture Wars and the Humanities in the Age of Neoliberalism
What Is Living and What Is Dead in Existentialism?