Articles of Note

A “clerk” for migrants, peasants, and industrial workers. John Berger’s literary storytelling mixes politics and aesthetics. It defies categorization...... more »

New Books

A collection of biographies shows literature as a longtime refuge for sad sacks and self-destructors, a cynical celebration of spectacular failure... more »

Essays & Opinions

France invented the word “intellectual,” but French thought is in the doldrums, brought low by a technocratic, complacent, bunker mentality.... more »