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Posts in category “Magazines”

Our Cover Is Up for an ASME Award

The November/December 2013 issue of The American Conservative is competing in the American Society of …

Posted January 16th, 2014

Can the Print Magazine Survive?

Soon after the Kindle craze, some warned of print books’ imminent extinction—but …

Posted December 12th, 2013

The “Death of Writing” & Return of Oral Culture

Amidst reports of the ensuing “death of the novel,” former USA Today …

Posted November 12th, 2013

Who’s Middle Class?

The Atlantic ran a curious article last week. Under the headline “Why Americans …

Posted August 7th, 2013

The Spiritual Crisis of the Bourgeois Bohemians

What if greater lifestyle choice and consumerism means more inequality?

Posted May 21st, 2013

Mild Nepotism and the Illusion of Meritocracy

What’s behind the New York Times‘ recent obsession with Nathaniel Rich?

Posted April 24th, 2013

The Bitter Legacy of Mickey Mouse

Developments of enormous consequence sometimes follow the most mundane of motives. During …

Posted April 4th, 2013

Romney as Populist Executive, Hapless Athlete

Everyone has some kind of advice for Romney and Obama tonight. I …

Posted October 3rd, 2012

The Influence of Encounter

The endless pace of change in our media landscape regularly plays tricks …

Posted October 2nd, 2012

Teaching Reading for Writing

An article on writing instruction in The Atlantic is among the must-reads …

Posted September 25th, 2012

Why I Owed Gore Vidal an Apology

For years now I’ve felt a need to apologize to Gore Vidal. …

Posted August 6th, 2012

Michael Brendan Dougherty Returns to TAC

As web readers have already seen, Michael Brendan Dougherty has returned to …

Posted July 17th, 2012

White Elephants and Termites, Revisited

A couple of months ago, Rolling Stone published a list of what it describes …

Posted July 12th, 2012

Frank Rich’s Advice to Obama: “Nuke ’Em”

Frank Rick of the long-format-journalism-reviving New York Magazine has a must-read piece …

Posted June 18th, 2012

Chris Hughes to Neocons: “Don’t Worry”

I hope I’m wrong, but I fear the War Party got a …

Posted May 21st, 2012

Weakly, Standard . . .

The Jay Cost post from The Weekly Standard that Rod links to …

Posted March 31st, 2012

The American Conservative at CPAC

Readers of The American Conservative might be interested to hear that we …

Posted February 8th, 2012