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Jack Kerouac

When Kerouac Cracked

With publication of On The Road in 1957, Jack Kerouac became an overnight celebrity"€”no...

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Faking Sincerity

Magill, R. Jay Jr. Sincerity: How a moral ideal born five hundred years ago inspired relig...

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Across the River and Into the Past

Ernest Hemingway’s Across the River and Into the Trees was published in 1950 to terr...

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Paul Gottfried’s Calm Despair

Gottfried, Paul. War and Democracy: Selected Essays 1975-2012. London; Arktos Media, Ltd....

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Patrick Leigh Fermor

A Traveler in Search of Tradition

Cooper, Artemis. Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. London: John Murray, 2010. On Decemb...

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The End of Adventure

Judith Schalansky. Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands"€”Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and...

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Replicants of Bombay

Jeet Thayil. Narcopolis. London; Faber & Faber, 2012. 292 pp. Jeet Thayil's debut no...

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Joe Sobran

The Late, Great Joe Sobran

Joseph Sobran: The National Review Years. (Vienna, Virginia: FGF Books, 2012.) Recently I...

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Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger

Fifty Shades of Frustration

Now that I have been sucked into the vortex that is the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, I am...

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Perish the Euro

The latest bestseller by German economist Thilo Sarrazin, a former member of the Bundesban...

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Gaston Gaston 1883

Social Science v. Social Engineering

In his impressive first book, Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for B...

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Spike Lee

The Self-Righteous Hive Mind

Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion....

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The Rent May Be Too Damn Low

On May 14, 2011, Matthew Yglesias, a prominent Washington, DC liberal blogger and proponen...

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Patrick J. Buchanan

Pat Buchanan: The Noble Relic

Has Pat Buchanan been fired from MSNBC, or hasn’t he? He hasn’t been seen on t...