All posts by Tara Isabella Burton

Tara Isabella Burton is the author of the forthcoming nonfiction book STRANGE RITES: NEW RELIGIONS FOR A GODLESS WORLD (Public Affairs, 2020) and the novel SOCIAL CREATURE (Doubleday, 2018). She is a contributing editor at The American Interest and a columnist at Religion News Service. She received a DPhil in Theology from Trinity College, Oxford, in 2017.

The problem (and promise) of MORE POETRY!!!

I love beauty too much. That might be my problem. I have MORE POETRY!!! tattooed on my left arm, because two of my characters in my novel did that, although it’s also true that I probably believe it. I have a soft...

/ September 16, 2019

Believe in Him a Little: The Esoteric Satirical Illiberalism of Stephen Sondheim

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, Mere O editrix/blogger Susannah Black published a piece on the Ahmari/French debate in which she claimed that Stephen Sondheim’s “Marry Me a Little,” if read properly, was the perfect encapsulation of the liberal political project, and...

/ September 13, 2019