Christopher Beha is the Executive Editor of Harper’s. His new novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, will be ­published next year.
 (February 2019)

IN THE REVIEW

The Myth of Progress

John Gray at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, 2015

Seven Types of Atheism

by John Gray
Over the past two decades, at the end of a long career as an academic political philosopher, John Gray has written a series of short, studiously unacademic books with suggestive titles like Straw Dogs, The Silence of Animals, and The Soul of the Marionette. These books tend toward the aphoristic …