Lit Crit

Roth vs. Updike

I hadn’t planned to buy the new authorized biography of novelist Philip Roth, author of ...


When Fools Rule

It is axiomatic that uninformed people are the easiest to deceive. A corollary to this rul...


The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Buoyant, Clairvoyant, and Foudroyant Headlines JEWS VS. DAS SCHWARZE KO...
Chatfield, MN


Reality Check

Back in May 2013, it dawned on me that, crazy as it sounded in those more innocent times, ...
Sir Anthony Hopkins


The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Waxing, Taxing, and Vaxxing Headlines AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...RACISM! T...


On the Origin of Races

During America’s current racial crisis, it’s striking how useless and irrelevant has b...
Ernest Hemingway

Looking Back

Papa Doc

Writing in the London Spectator quite a long time ago—I’ve been a columnist there sinc...
UN Headquarters, New York


The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Gleaning, Preening, and Overweening Headlines THE PRINCES OF DARKNESS S...

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