Arts & Letters
His work lightheartedly catalogued the story of the human condition.
Dorothy Thompson’s 1941 paranoid ‘parlor game’ just as (un) useful today.
After decades of Democratic fealty, JFK’s “tribal benediction” went Trump.
The city’s history shows that the urban-rural divide is a dangerous fiction.
Three decades later, Allan Bloom’s damning critique still relevant
It is a communal form of inquiry directed towards discovering universal truths.
It’s not a given that novelists are also great essayists, and so when it does happen it deserves to be celebrated.
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