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The Mud on Gillette’s Face

Their #MeToo ad called on men to be better but ended up doing them a disservice.

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

They entered an economy ravaged by their parents. Now they must regroup, persist, and somehow prevail.

The Great American Gun Show

Ammo, politics, and crazy merch—this writer loved it all.

When London’s Dragons Ruled Before Skyscrapers

Out-of-scale glass towers are destroying the historic character of this once beautiful place.

Conservative De-Platforming is an Attack on Private Property

Richard Weaver was right: getting back to the land may be dissidents’ only protection in the digital age.

Britain’s Struggle With Loneliness

Like us, they’ve let go of family and religion, and the results, as our writer saw, have been tragic.

The Most Traditionalist Pub in New York

McSorley’s means good ale and a good ribbing. Don’t even try to ask for wine.

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The Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’

For a brief moment in 1914, the guns went silent and the men risked court martial to play soccer, smoke and sing—with the other side.

The Best Christmas Songs Are All About the ’50s

Christmas’s secular playlist illuminates the rhythms, anxieties, and preoccupations of midcentury American life.

The Conservative Storyteller Who Made Christmas Scary

M.R. James was a master of the ghost tale and a traditionalist with a respect for the unseen.

Springsteen’s Broadway Redemption is Not What You Think

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