Category: Culture

Literary Appreciation of the Lovecraft Kind

Existential terror and awe are what Lovecraft is all about, and nobody does it better.
Daniel McCarthy September 2, 2013

How the Invisible Hand Sifts Popular Culture

Literary scholar Paul Cantor’s two talks were a highlight of this year’s FreedomFest—first he was on a panel with…
Daniel McCarthy August 19, 2013

Has the E-book Peaked?

Nicholas Carr notes a steep decline in the growth rate of e-book readership, which increased at only 5 percent…
Daniel McCarthy August 8, 2013

What Yukio Mishima Teaches Traditionalists

Contribute something real and beautiful, even to a social order found ugly and false.
Daniel McCarthy August 7, 2013

Is a Multicultural England a Catholic England?

Interesting essay by Eamon Duffy in the Telegraph, who says it’s time to reform the English view of the…
Daniel McCarthy April 9, 2013

Do You Really Want to Write a Book?

John Winters describes himself at Salon as “a self-publishing failure.” His mystery novel couldn’t find a publisher, so he…
Daniel McCarthy April 5, 2013

Why Marriage Isn’t About Reproduction Anymore

The Pill and the law have shifted the focus to companionship, for better or worse.
Daniel McCarthy April 2, 2013

The Fog of Culture War

Rod Dreher and Noah Millman both misread me in the same way, which means an important part of my…
Daniel McCarthy March 18, 2013

Digital Etiquette: Don’t Be Too Utilitarian

The point of etiquette is to smooth over social relations by providing a bit of uniformity—like paving a roadway.…
Daniel McCarthy March 11, 2013