Out of the Shire: Life Beyond Tolkien

Has authentic romanticism in literature peaked?

America the Unserious

How can an “exceptional nation” be so polarized by trivial matters?

France’s Harvey Weinsteins

The Gallic conflation of the intellectual and the sexy has produced scandal—and some ridiculous art.

An Interview With James Howard Kunstler

America’s foremost critic of suburbia talks strip malls, environmentalism, and Christianity.

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