All posts by Susannah Black

Susannah Black received her BA from Amherst College and her MA from Boston University. She is an editor at Mere Orthodoxy, Plough Quarterly, The Davenant Institute’s journal Ad Fontes, and Fare Forward. Previously, she was associate editor at Providence. She's a founding editor of Solidarity Hall and is on the boards of the Distributist Review, The Davenant Institute, and The Simone Weil Center. Her writing has appeared in First Things, The Distributist Review, Solidarity Hall, Providence, Amherst Magazine, Front Porch Republic, Ethika Politika, The Human Life Review, The American Conservative, Mere Orthodoxy, Fare Forward, and elsewhere. She blogs at Radio Free Thulcandra and tweets at @suzania. A native Manhattanite, she is now living in Queens.

On Nick Kristof, Jean Vanier, and Human Resources

Right. So this is a kind of complicated non-hot take spurred by Nicholas Kristof’s excellent and horrible piece in the Times today. Kristof is reporting from Guatemala, where almost half of all children are physically and mentally stunted because of...

/ June 13, 2019

Rise up, wretched man: enough tears have flowed.

Several months ago, I went with a group of friends– mostly church people, from Emmanuel Anglican– to see a production of Euripides’ Herakles, in the original Greek, directed by our friend Caleb Simone. It was part of his doctoral work,...

/ June 3, 2019

They Know Who Their Friends Are

In the last couple of weeks, one of the more interesting hypotheses to rear its head on Twitter is that the Alabama and Georgia abortion bans were engineered by white nationalists. Let’s check in: “The pro-lifers aren’t exactly wrong when...

/ May 22, 2019

We’ll make that great heart what we want it to be.

Just throwing this up here for future reference, after thinking and writing a bit about about Margaret Sanger’s intense Lothrop Stoddard fangirling, and the eugenicist origins of Planned Parenthood: “Man has got to take charge of Man. That means, remember,...

/ May 14, 2019

On Rebuilding

Yesterday, I guest-adjuncted for a friend’s class of Baylor students, who are on a sort of NYC Study Abroad semester (Yes, NYC is Abroad from Texas. Texas, after all, is on the continent.) The class was meant to be a...

/ April 23, 2019