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.

An Anthropological Approach to Gay Marriage

Perhaps we should pay less attention to principles, whether liberal or traditional, and more to practices.

Exit Ghost

Two classically haunted plays – by Shakespeare and Ibsen – are incompletely exorcised in their current productions.

Gay Marriage and the Miscegenation Analogy

It may be more potent than you’d think – but perhaps not in the way that you’d think.

How Strong Is the Realist Case For the Iran Deal?

Stephen Walt’s article gives us an opportunity to examine it.

Can a Hegemon Have a Principled Foreign Policy? Yemen Edition

Here comes another savage war of peace.

Join a Club, Not a Team

Become a member of the TAC family today.

How Strong Is the Realist Case Against the Iran Deal?

Kissinger and Shultz’s op-ed give us an opportunity to examine it.

Compassion For Jon Cruz

The coach of my old high school debate program is accused of soliciting nude photos from teenagers.

Houellebecq: the Pundit as Novelist of Ideas

This is school break week for my son, so we’re away on …

Now the Israeli Election’s Over

How’d my pre-game post-game do?

Five Thoughts On Israel’s Elections

Even a bad night for Netanyahu won’t mean radical change – but that doesn’t mean the election will be meaningless.

The Kiryas Joel Option

Insular communities can get what they want by putting their votes up for bid by the two parties. Is that an option for social conservatives?

Founding Bruthas

Believe the hype: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical, “Hamilton,” is revolutionary.

The GOP Senate Leadership’s Iran Letter Was No Mistake

It’s a deliberate attempt to cripple America’s ability to conduct foreign policy.

That’s Just Your Opinion

Contra Jeffrey Lebowski and Justin McBrayer, opinions are precisely what we can publicly debate.

What, Me Worry?

The case for “cheerful pessimism” in foreign policy.

Non-Jewish Humor

Rod Dreher quotes Terry Teachout: Teachout is reviewing a new Hope biography, …

Pessimism Has No Place In American Foreign Policy Debate

But that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

Unsafe On-Line “Streets” and Intellectual Gated Communities

The real villain in the John McAdams story is the on-line mob.

Does Bibi Speak For Me?

Is he the King of the Jews?

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