Lit Crit

The Obamas: Not Quite the Huxtables

The Obamas: Not Quite the Huxtables

In her new book The Obamas, Jodi Kantor, a New York Times White House...

Lit Crit

The Neocons’ Intellectual Codpiece

The Neocons’ Intellectual Codpiece

My first exposure to Straussian ideas was in college via a photocopy handout of...

Lit Crit

The Irrational Agent

The Irrational Agent

Perhaps the most lauded book of 2011 was Thinking, Fast and Slow by the Princeton...

Lit Crit

The Year Is Almost Over—Is the World?

The Year Is Almost Over—Is the World?

Things aren’t looking too good these days, says Slavoj Zizek in his latest book,...

Lit Crit

Nature’s Tory

Nature’s Tory

There wouldn’t seem to be much left to say about the late Christopher Hitchens...

Lit Crit

Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

On Dec. 8, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt took the rostrum before a joint session of...

Lit Crit

From Black Robes to White Coats

From Black Robes to White Coats

I just drove to Kansas and back, 2600 miles listening to the radio and pondering...

Lit Crit

The Most Brutal Species

The Most Brutal Species

David Grossman. To the End of the Land. Vintage (reprint edition), 2011....

Lit Crit

A Fatally Misled Civilization

A Fatally Misled Civilization

Pat Buchanan may be the only self-described paleoconservative whose last six books...

Lit Crit

The Melancholy Roar of Retreat

The Melancholy Roar of Retreat

One of the schoolmasters in charge of my Anglican religious instruction used to...

Lit Crit

Of Confucius and Confusion

Of Confucius and Confusion

In his new book On China, Henry Kissinger looks at what makes China what it is. In...

Lit Crit

The Freedom to Be Middling

The Freedom to Be Middling

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen came out last year, but since it has been called the...

Lit Crit

A Statistician’s Imprecise Analysis of True Crime

A Statistician’s Imprecise Analysis of True Crime

Bill James, the baseball statistics analyst who has been one of the most...

Lit Crit

Of Novels and Novelty Acts

Of Novels and Novelty Acts

According to reviewers, Jennifer Egan’s novel A Visit From the Goon Squad is...

Page 3 of 5 pages  < 1 2 3 4 5 >