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Remembering Neville Marriner

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


America’s Long Argument With God

A new play explores how we came to see ourselves as a chosen people.

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A Novel Lost in Translation

The Girl on the Train preserves the book’s plot but has little to say.

From the cover of Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory / Penguin USA

Who Speaks for a Culture?

Today’s literary turf wars would have limited some of our greatest writers.

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Edward Snowden, Everyman?

Oliver Stone’s biopic is factually accurate, but honesty isn’t the same as objectivity.

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Liturgies for Young and Old

James K.A. Smith’s new book explores the heart-shaping power of our habits.

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The Myth of American Retreat

Like his predecessors, Obama has pursued a foreign policy of primacy, not restraint.

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Escape From Detroit

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If Google Were a Book

The colorful history of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases—the original search engines

After Conservatism

Trump has dispelled plenty of illusions about the GOP coalition. So what comes next?

Adapting Philip Roth

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Make America Small Again

Yuval Levin suggests a return to subsidiarity can cure our fractured republic.

Our Don Quixote, Ourselves

Cervantes’ masterpiece captures the modern human condition in all of its layers and ambiguities.

The Federalists’ Revenge

Not all the Founders were for limited government.

There’s No Cure for Vice

Today’s newest antiheroes don’t pretend to be anything other than what they are: terrible people.

Mid-Century Modern

What do a series of radical re-imaginings of American classics by European directors say about our relationship to our own history?

Don’t Blame Me, I’m Just the Viceroy

Why do Zalmay Khalilzad and others in the foreign-policy establishment refuse to question America’s role in the world?