From the December, 2008 issue of Touchstone
Damage Control by Peter J. Leithart

Book Review

Damage Control

Power, Love and Evil: Contribution to a Philosophy of the Damaged
by Wayne Cristaudo

Rodopi, 2008
(166 pages, $52.00, paperback)

reviewed byPeter J. Leithart

Power, Love, and Evil bills itself as a contribution to “philosophy,” but Wayne Cristaudo, an Australian philosopher who teaches European Studies at the University of Hong Kong, is not interested in ivory-tower speculation. With an ear to popular culture and an eye on modern politics, he investigates love and evil in a world where psychology, popular music, novels, and politics manifest a preoccupation with damage.


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