Articles of Note

Literary fame can depend on advantages other than talent. Would Wordsworth have been known without Lake District tourism, or his surname?... more »

New Books

John Searle has a bone to pick with Bacon, Descartes, Locke, and Kant. He blames them for the basic mistake of modern epistemology... more »

Essays & Opinions

The slow death of the university proceeds steadily and not always visibly, writes Terry Eagleton. He blames bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians...... more »