Article Archive

Murder of Journalist Reflects Global Assault on Free Speech

So why are the crackdowns so popular?

September 12, 2017

Seeing Lee Through the Eyes of Slaves and Planters

Lincoln’s second inaugural address was carefully worded for times like these.

September 5, 2017

“Dunkirk” Is a Film about Survival

Christopher Nolan’s epic builds a bridge between our time and the different era of 1940.

August 8, 2017

This Shakespeare Fits Our Era of Puritanical Licentiousness

So why do we have such a problem with it?

July 26, 2017

What If the Chinese Are Just Biding Their Time?

Avoiding the ‘Thucydides Trap,’ but not the way Graham Allison envisions.

July 7, 2017

Whence Comes Legitimacy?

A crucial yet fragile element of civic stability

March 6, 2017

Michel Houellebecq’s Affair with Islam

Submission is neither nativist nor liberal: it’s a fantasy for European exhaustion.

October 28, 2015

What Does Human Evolution Explain?

Nicholas Wade’s sweeping race-based analyses fail to convince, but the science itself holds great promise.

September 3, 2014

Piketty Is the Anti-Marx

Liberals’ favorite French economist is a pessimistic meliorist, not a burning revolutionary.

July 15, 2014

Little Platoons in Israel

Yossi Klein Halevi follows 1967’s soldiers from taking Jerusalem to waking from their nation’s dreams.

June 10, 2014

Shakespeare in the Original

Men playing women, candles instead of electric lights—why two new productions stage the Bard the old-fashioned way.

January 23, 2014

‘Grace’ Beyond Saving

A new Broadway play features Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon, but some shallow theology.

December 20, 2012

Girls on Top

Has an era of female dominance begun? A look at Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men.

December 3, 2012

What the People Want

“An Enemy of the People” reveals a contradiction at the heart of liberalism.

October 26, 2012

A Stage Is the World

Ontario’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival enters a new age

September 21, 2012

Shakespeare’s Action Hero

“Coriolanus,” directed by Ralph Fiennes, 122 minutes

February 23, 2012

Is Israel a Failed State?

The Unmaking of Israel, Gershom Gorenberg, Harper, 336 pages

January 25, 2012