James V. Schall, S.J., is a professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Regensburg Lecture, On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs, and A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning, the last two of which are available from ISI Books. He writes regularly for a number of periodicals, including Gilbert! magazine, the Saint Austin Review, and the University Bookman.
"Readers will not go wrong 'wasting' the time it takes to cavort
with the eternal truths presented, with such an enervating spirit
of fun, in On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs."
National Catholic Register
"It is a book lightly written, laced with references to Charlie Brown and other cartoons, but deceptively heavy. I found myself inclined almost forced to pause after every section and think about Schall's words."
"Schall's call to take seriously the unseriousness things of life is clearly, cleverly, and creatively stated." Perspectives on Political Science
"This new collection on what it is to be an educated human does not disappoint." New Oxford Review