Arts & Letters
In High-Rise, the initial glamour of 1970s modernism descends into decadence and violence.
To give effectively, give locally—and compassionately.
Science fiction begins with Bulwer-Lytton’s attack on egalitarianism.
Tim Powers weaponizes nostalgia in a novel haunted by the past.
A new biography of the ineffable thinker cuts away his carefully crafted façade.
The literary canon is formed through serious criticism—not mere nostalgia.
Liberty can be maintained in a diverse society without a heavy-handed administrator.
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