Peter C. Meilaender

Peter C. Meilaender is professor of political science and dean of religion, humanities, and global studies at Houghton University.

Peter C. Meilaender

George Orwell’s Diagnosis of Modern Russia

Masha Karp’s ‘George Orwell and Russia’ explores the country’s pathologies through the novelist’s eyes.

Russia vs. Ukraine, Year One

A review of Serhii Plokhy’s ‘The Russo-Ukrainian War: The Return of History.’

Whodunit, Japanese Style

A review of Yukito Ayatsuji’s 'The Mill House Murders.'

Colonialism’s Complicated Legacy

A review of Nigel Biggar, 'Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning.'

Tales of Loneliness, Stories of Syncretism

A review of Samanta Schweblin’s ‘Seven Empty Houses’ and Scholastique Mukasonga’s ‘Kibogo.’

Socrates and Xi Jinping Go Into a Bar

A review of ‘Plato Goes to China: The Greek Classics and Chinese Nationalism.’

Heaven, Earth, and Lithuania

The Paintings of M. K. Čiurlionis.

Having Coffee with Dr. Freud

A Day at the Freud Museum.

Passengers in Search of a Star

A review of Cormac McCarthy’s 'The Passenger' and 'Stella Maris.'

Deep Questions Raised, No Answers Provided

A review of Mohsin Hamid’s ‘The Last White Man.’