Outside a “vocational skills education center” in Dabancheng, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, September 4, 2018 (Thomas Peter/Reuters) We desperately need to recover our ability to privilege political and moral aims over the immediate exigencies…

Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Lacey Terrell/Sony Pictures Entertainment) Tom Hanks delivers his latest paean to secular humanism. In Polar Express (2004), Tom Hanks kept urging “Believe!” without…