Author Archives: John R. Coyne Jr.

The Buckley Legacy in Voice and Print

As his friend Ronald Reagan might have put it, “Not bad, Bill, not bad at all.”

If Google Were a Book

The colorful history of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases—the original search engines

On Point

Is there a politics of punctuation?

Getting It Write

A famed copy editor’s journey from cheese factory and the Teamsters to “prose goddess” at The New Yorker

Swimming in Rhetoric

The use and abuse of oratory artistry