The musician’s dark side makes it hard to remember his stunning beginnings.
The radical historian was as much populist as leftist.
The late Australian Liberal PM was a conservative disappointment, until he turned against his party’s neocons.
An Aussie considers the virtues and vices of New Zealand.
A lost brother’s place is filled with hard music and farm animals in “Metalhead.”
A British book about America debunks the “special relationship.”
He made us see World War II anew—and merits another look himself.
A genius sunburned by his faith in humanity
Joe Sobran was the literary heir of H.L. Mencken and Ambrose Bierce.
The last days of the Cold War’s greatest journal
Have we lost the meaning of iniquity?
The Anglican Whig who fought for England’s Catholics
Did Evelyn Waugh’s cruelty cost him his wife—and life?
The English author foresaw American globalism in the ’50s.
Interviews with Dwight Macdonald, Michael Wreszin, ed., University Press of Mississippi, 200 pages
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