Notes from the editor's desk.

Position:THE PUBLIC SQUARE: A Continuing Survey of Religion, Culture, and Public Life - Editorial

Many flee New York during the hot month of August, but not at FIRST THINGS. On August 1 our new junior fellows arrived: Matthew Cantirino, recently graduated from Georgetown; Mark Misulia, from Providence College; and Alex Ozar, who is wrapping up his rabbinical degree at Yeshiva University. We're delighted to have them in the office.

But as we gain three, we lose two. When you read this, Kevin Joyce will have begun his studies for the priesthood at St. John's seminary and David Lasher his work as a Tikvah fellow. Many...

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