Okay, folks, right after you subscribe to The American Conservative, please continue along the Path of Righteousness by subscribing to Books and Culture. These are two of the finest magazines around, and they need your support.

Having subscribed to B&C you’ll be able to read my essay in the new issue about the creation of the first modern computers, with a special emphasis on the great John von Neumann. In the next issue I’ll have a piece on recent books linking evolutionary psychology to literary criticism.

Other forthcoming stuff, in the relatively distant future: Last year I published my critical edition of W. H. Auden’s long poem The Age of Anxiety, and next year will see the appearance of another work in the series, his earlier long poem For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio. That should appear sometime in the Spring. Later in the year should come my contribution to a wonderful series from Princeton University Press called Lives of the Great Religious Books: I’m writing the biography of the Book of Common Prayer. I am nearly finished now, and it’s one of the most enjoyable and rewarding projects I’ve ever undertaken.

And now on to nobler subjects!