Lit Crit

Roth vs. Updike

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


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...
Manhattan Beach, CA

Real Estate

A House Divided

As I’ve been known to point out, the “equity” that the all-conquering Diversity-Incl...
Ira Aldridge as Aaron the Moor, 1852


The Curse of Aaron

If you ask a casual Shakespeare fan to name the Bard’s most villainous character, odds a...

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