Articles of Note

Noah Webster saw himself as a savior of the American language. He died feeling that he had failed as a lexicographer... more »

New Books

Thoreau was a fault-finder; Emerson, a showoff. They wanted to be friends, but, as Emerson put it, “Friends such as we desire are dreams and fables”... more »

Essays & Opinions

During the Cold War, America's culture policy was foreign policy. Since then, America's culture policy has become a culture war... more »