Author Archives: John R. Coyne Jr.

A Classicist Makes the Case for Trump

Victor Davis Hanson sees in the president shades of Achilles and Ajax. And maybe that’s just what the country needs.

Samuel Hynes: The Warrior Who Wrote

His books, easy and elegant, attempted to relate how unimaginable war really was.

Neal Freeman’s National Review

A veteran writer offers up a vivid portrait of William F. Buckley and the early conservative movement.

Buchanan on Nixon: Triumph and Tragedy

The inside story of the Nixon presidency as told by TAC founding editor Patrick J. Buchanan.

The Buckley Legacy in Voice and Print

As his friend Ronald Reagan might have put it, “Not bad, Bill, not bad at all.”

If Google Were a Book

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

On Point

Is there a politics of punctuation?

Getting It Write

A famed copy editor’s journey from cheese factory and the Teamsters to “prose goddess” at The New Yorker

Swimming in Rhetoric

The use and abuse of oratory artistry