Andrew Sullivan wrote about my essay “A Burnt-Out Case” in his New York magazine column, Dec. 22, 2017. From the column:
There’s a wonderful review essay in Commonweal meditating on this mystery. Jonathan Malesic compares Aquinas’s work compulsion with the contemporary cult of productivity. Aquinas is, he argues, the patron saint of burnout….
Malesic proposes burnout as the answer to the Aquinas conundrum, in contrast to the traditional view that Thomas had a vision and suddenly realized the pointlessness of it all. But I don’t see the two theories as mutually exclusive, and perhaps that’s because I’ve always loved the original explanation.
My talk, “Why You Hate Your Job: A Philosophical Investigation,” was one of the Dallas Observer‘s 21 best things to do in Dallas for the week of Feb. 7-13, 2017.
Interview for “America this Week” radio show on SiriusXM, about my America magazine article on the theology of work, Sept. 1, 2016.
Interview for Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, “Finding Meaning in Our Work,” June 25, 2015.
“What’s the Point of Efficiency if You’re in a Rush to Finish Something Trivial?” by Oliver Burkeman in The Guardian, which engages my New Republic essay on procrastination, Sept. 8, 2015.
“Jesus Would Not Do Online Courses,” by Daniel Luzer in Washington Monthly, which responds to my Chronicle of Higher Education essay about online courses in Catholic higher ed, Oct. 1, 2013.