Author Archives: R.J. Stove

‘Hello, Lollipop Dude’

At the New Year, a school crossing guard reflects on lessons learned.

Remembering Neville Marriner

The maestro of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was an English gentleman.

Burke and My Vocation in the Crosswalk

The crossing guard is one of the little platoon leaders who brings order to urban life.

Is Melbourne Really the World’s Most Livable City?

The Economist thinks so, but the city has become increasingly unaffordable.

Constant Lambert Lost (and Found)

The musician’s dark side makes it hard to remember his stunning beginnings.

Two Cheers for Howard Zinn

The radical historian was as much populist as leftist.

Malcolm Fraser’s Late Burkeanism

The late Australian Liberal PM was a conservative disappointment, until he turned against his party’s neocons.

No Hobbits Here

An Aussie considers the virtues and vices of New Zealand.

Icelandic Heavy Metal Grief

A lost brother’s place is filled with hard music and farm animals in “Metalhead.”

Belloc vs. the Anglosphere

A British book about America debunks the “special relationship.”

Marvin and Motown in Melbourne

Australians stage a Marvin Gaye tribute, and relive the Detroit magic.

A.J.P. Taylor Is History

He made us see World War II anew—and merits another look himself.

Clive James at Last

A genius sunburned by his faith in humanity

Conservatism’s Mozart

Joe Sobran was the literary heir of H.L. Mencken and Ambrose Bierce.

Close Encounter

The last days of the Cold War’s greatest journal

Killer Culture

Have we lost the meaning of iniquity?

Saint Sydney

The Anglican Whig who fought for England’s Catholics

A Grief Unobserved

Did Evelyn Waugh’s cruelty cost him his wife—and life?

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