Mark Lilla

Mark Lilla is a political scientist and professor of humanities at Columbia University, specializing in intellectual history with a particular focus on Western political and religious thought. Before moving to Columbia in 2007, he taught at the University of Chicago and at NYU. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and New Republic and is well known for his books The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2001), which has recently been translated into Hebrew, and the highly acclaimed The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007) based on the Carlyle Lectures he delivered at Oxford University in 2003.