Articles of Note

In academe, job-reference inflation runs rampant. ?Pound for pound she is the best philosopher in the department.' What can that mean?... more »

New Books

Far from being ?plagued by a void of moral purpose,' Yale labors under an excess of the same ? that purpose being the pursuit of perfection... more »

Essays & Opinions

Fear and loathing, plus self-protection. In Brooklyn in the 1980s, a $65 revolver seemed like a good idea. Butlife with a gun was more stressful than without... more »