Arts & Letters
Students may not be interested in their college studies, but they can’t survive without them.
From Ross Douthat to Tim Wu, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.
Liberal author Robert Dallek seems to be checking the box, and in the process doesn’t do the 32nd president any justice.
From Sean McMeekin to Thomas Merton, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.
A new book says the conflict began in the late 19th century and subsumed even World War II as our defining event.
An atheist appreciates the legend’s haunting religiosity.
From Alfred Bester to Tom Clancy, here’s what our editors and staff are reading.
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From Evelyn Waugh to Barry C. Lynn, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.
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Has authentic romanticism in literature peaked?
Son of Watergate-era FBI Chief says new movie is typical Hollywood revisionism.