Author Archives: Noah Millman

About Noah Millman

Noah Millman is TAC's theater critic and a solo blogger. Prior to that, he blogged regularly for The American Scene, and his work has appeared in Commentary, The Economist, The Atlantic, and First Things. He worked for 16 years on Wall Street in equity derivatives and then in structured credit products before leaving to pursue his literary and artistic ambitions at the beginning of 2010. He was born in New York City and, with very minor exceptions, has resided ever since in the city or its environs.

Does Bibi Speak For Me?

Is he the King of the Jews?

President Obama’s Bully Lectern

Is the problem that the president didn’t “defend our side” at the prayer breakfast? Or is the problem the existence of presidential prayer breakfasts?

Uz on the Barents Sea

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan” gives us a Job story for the Putin era.

Measuring Bench Strength

Is the Democratic bench really weaker than the GOP? Or is this perception just a Hillary effect?

I Killed Latin. What Did You Do?

Scott Walker has a killer card to play in the GOP primaries.

Wealth and Poverty in Paradise

How much does the experience of freedom mitigate the material deficits of relative poverty?

Class Resentment, Class Treason, and Political Consciousness

The upper middle class’s pretensions to virtue don’t make it any less self-interested, nor should we expect it to be.

The Grexit and the Future of Europe

Who will be loyal to the EU if it’s just a business arrangement?

The End Of Blogging – And The Need For One Big Paywall

Andrew Sullivan’s retirement isn’t just the end of an era – it may be the end of a business model that all content-creators had a stake in.

Gay Bob, Christian Bob, Empathy and Tolerance

I read with interest Rod Dreher’s piece about the “Gay Bob, Christian …

A Follow-Up On “Two Days, One Night”

Based on the comments I received, I think I may have been …

Who Would Vote For a Peace Candidate?

Is there really a popular constituency – in either party – for a campaign focused on foreign policy restraint?

The Soul of Man Under the Mixed Economy

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s film, “Two Days, One Night” asks the question: what happens to solidarity when workers have to hand out pink slips to each other?

The King Is Dead – Long Live the King

Our relationship with Saudi Arabia is a depreciating asset – but that doesn’t mean we should simply dump it.

Restructuring Higher Education

Would President Obama’s community college plan expand the ranks of college students—or provide a cheaper path for students already aiming for a four-year degree?

Three Questions For J. C. Chandor

Is “A Most Violent Year” a failed homage to the great New York crime and corruption films of the 1970s, or is it trying to subvert our expectations of such films?

And The Nominees Are . . .

Well, the official nominations are out, and my predictions are batting . …

Jeb Bush Is the GOP Front-Runner: A Syllogism

Whether Romney is ultimately deemed ridiculous or a serious threat, he makes it harder for establishment-acceptable candidates other than Bush to get traction.

Is Soumission Just An Anti-Feminist Fantasy?

Or is this what a spiritual revival looks like?

Oscar Predictions (Now Don’t Be Grouchy)

We’re all going to wind up in the trash bin of history eventually. In the meantime, let’s go to the movies.

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