Deep Thoughts

Why Is The World Getting Dumber?

I hate to concede the possibility that Bob Dylan was ever right about anything, but...


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Zeitgeist

Trapped in the Closet

Trapped in the Closet

“Everything in our age conspires to turn the writer, and every other kind of artist...

Issue of the Century

Meanwhile, 10 Miles from the White House

Meanwhile, 10 Miles from the White House

Now that Trump has solved Northeast Asia’s problems, maybe he can get to a problem in...

Joe Bob's America

Torch Those Bikinis!

Torch Those Bikinis!

NEW YORK—I don’t know about you, but I’m circling my calendar and stocking...

Cultural Caviar

Blood Simple

Blood Simple

Once the reelected Obama administration gave the okay for the diversity industry to...

Two States

Gaza: The Cold Sore of the World

Gaza: The Cold Sore of the World

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the world’s chronic illness. It’s our herpes,...

International Affairs

Behind Trump’s Exasperation

Behind Trump’s Exasperation

At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as “the piggy...

Zeitgeist

Why Is Suicide Becoming So Trendy?

Why Is Suicide Becoming So Trendy?

For anyone who takes cheer in the idea that all this “progress” we’ve been...

Mailroom

Letters

Letters

Too Much Monkey Business No, they cancelled ALL the Roseanne shows, including every...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Dustiest, Mustiest, and Fustiest Headlines SUPREME COURT: YOU DON’T...

Cultural Caviar

Obit Snit

Obit Snit

We are enjoined to say nothing ill of the dead—the recently dead, that is, guidance...

Bitch, Please!

Bourgeois and Boring

Bourgeois and Boring

“Passion. Purpose. Pride.” The three words were emblazoned on her black T-shirt....

Deep Thoughts

Duty to Others in an Age of Individuals

Duty to Others in an Age of Individuals

There is a striking passage in Edith Hamilton’s study The Echo of Greece (1957)...