When Commonweal magazine first published David Carroll Cochran’s article “Plutocracy or Democracy? How Bad Policies Brought Us a New Gilded Age” last year, I found myself printing it out and marking it up with my highlighter. I also shared it with a few friends and eventually sent David an email to thank him for his fine work.
So imagine my delight to find my own work sharing a place with his, in a new Kindle e-book anthology of Commonweal articles called Commonweal on Catholic Social Teaching. My article, “True Then, Truer Now: Sollicitudo Rei Socialis Turns Twenty-Five,” appears with David’s and ten other fine previously published pieces (most of which are otherwise available online only to Commonweal subscribers).
The anthology also includes work by Daniel Finn, Charles R. Morris, Mary Jo Bane, Eugene McCarraher, Rembert G. Weakland, Charles Michael Andres Clark, David Carroll Cochran, David J. O’Brien, and Angus Sibley. Inside readers will find fascinating exploration of and reflection upon Pope Benedict’s Caritas in Veritate, Paul VI’s Populorum Progressio, the American bishops’ Economic Justice for All, the American economy and politics, and capitalism.
If you’re like me, you’ve already read some of them, but missed others. Either way, it’s great to have them all in one place and available inexpensively to non-subscribers, and it’s a heck of an honor to be included among them. The anthology is available here. (Other new Commonweal anthologies available are Commonweal on Contemporary Theologians and Commonweal on the Vatican.)