Arts & Letters
From the “brain drain” of rural America to the rise of the meritocrats, here’s what our staff is reading.
Who was this French mystic, who nearly starved herself for the Resistance, then looked for God’s love ‘in the void’?
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From Ross Douthat to Henri de Lubac, our writers on what they’re reading today.
From Christopher Lasch to the history of chess, here’s what our staff is reading.
#MeToo has forced the question: can we still enjoy the work of predatory artists?
His latest book is a flawed but valuable warning not to forsake our national inheritance.
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