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.

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?

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?

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