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Country Boys and Conservative Conservation

Country Boys and Conservative Conservation

Edward O. Wilson’s new book, Anthill: A Novel, is, in many ways, a traditional...

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The Book of Genesis by R. Crumb: A Review

The Book of Genesis by R. Crumb: A Review

Most people know Robert Crumb as that esoteric cartoonist from the 60s who did the...

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German Teen’s Plagiarism: Not Just A ‘Mash-Up’

German Teen’s Plagiarism: Not Just A ‘Mash-Up’

For those unaware, the literary world is currently aflutter over a scandal...

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Beggars at the Feast

Beggars at the Feast

When A Moveable Feast was published in 1964, I had been living in Paris for six...

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The Unconscious of a Libertarian

The Unconscious of a Libertarian

Under Discussion: The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen...

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The Commissar of “Grit”

The Commissar of “Grit”

You Shall Love Your Country—By Order of the State! If searching for a...

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Brideshead Reconstructed

Brideshead Reconstructed

If subtlety is central to good art, then the new Miramax presentation of...

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The Neocon Lyre

The Neocon Lyre

What a Rich Pyre!, by Russell Setiz Being a poem in the style of “Under Which...

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Remembering the Great Fitzgerald

Remembering the Great Fitzgerald

Having sat on a boat for the last five weeks, I’ve had plenty of time to reflect,...

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Although this all too brief commentary cannot do full justice to the three works...

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Grand New Party, Same Old Illusions (part II)

Grand New Party, Same Old Illusions (part II)

This is the second of two posts critiquing Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam’s new...

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Grand New Party, Same Old Illusions

Grand New Party, Same Old Illusions

Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam have won near universal acclaim for their book,...

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