Articles of Note

Grand critiques of the humanities rely on caricature. When we look closely, we see the value it brings. Consider historians... more »

New Books

Smiles are fleeting, says Mary Beard, and hard to pin down. The perfect smile is a modern obsession. Blame the dental-industrial complex... more »

Essays & Opinions

Why are free-market ideas so durable? Maybe because they are right. Or maybe they are wrong but intuitive, tapping into our very sense of self... more »