Article Archive

Remembering Neville Marriner

The maestro of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was an English gentleman.

October 15, 2016

Constant Lambert Lost (and Found)

The musician’s dark side makes it hard to remember his stunning beginnings.

July 31, 2015

Two Cheers for Howard Zinn

The radical historian was as much populist as leftist.

April 1, 2015

Malcolm Fraser’s Late Burkeanism

The late Australian Liberal PM was a conservative disappointment, until he turned against his party’s neocons.

March 20, 2015

No Hobbits Here

An Aussie considers the virtues and vices of New Zealand.

December 12, 2014

Icelandic Heavy Metal Grief

A lost brother’s place is filled with hard music and farm animals in “Metalhead.”

July 25, 2014

Belloc vs. the Anglosphere

A British book about America debunks the “special relationship.”

June 3, 2014

A.J.P. Taylor Is History

He made us see World War II anew—and merits another look himself.

September 12, 2013

Clive James at Last

A genius sunburned by his faith in humanity

May 24, 2013

Conservatism’s Mozart

Joe Sobran was the literary heir of H.L. Mencken and Ambrose Bierce.

February 8, 2013

Close Encounter

The last days of the Cold War’s greatest journal

December 14, 2012

Killer Culture

Have we lost the meaning of iniquity?

September 15, 2012

Saint Sydney

The Anglican Whig who fought for England’s Catholics

July 10, 2012

A Grief Unobserved

Did Evelyn Waugh’s cruelty cost him his wife—and life?

November 18, 2011

Nancy Mitford’s Neocon

The English author foresaw American globalism in the ’50s.

August 8, 2011

Casualties of Waugh

The cantankerous English writer should be celebrated for his nonfiction as well as his novels

September 26, 2005

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Interviews with Dwight Macdonald, Michael Wreszin, ed., University Press of Mississippi, 200 pages

December 15, 2003

Joe Bananas

[Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors 1948-1953, Jonathan Brent and Vladimir Naumov, HarperCollins, 416 pages]

July 14, 2003