Cain’s Legacy

by Richard Brookhiser

Not Herman, but Abel’s elder brother. Sibling strife long predates this election cycle, and will long outlive it. The newest book by my wife, Jeanne Safer, Cain’s Legacy (Basic Books), offers guidance to the perplexed, with looks at natural history, the Book of Genesis, and fifty interviews with troubled brothers and sisters, several of them NRO readers who graciously responded to a Corner bleg two years ago.