Articles of Note

David Foster Wallace has been canonized as self-help slacker saint, magnet for moral veneration. In short, the very thing he struggled against ... more »

New Books

One of the functions of Nazism was social advancement, and few Nazis were as opportunistic as Joseph Goebbels. He embraced barbarism, but that was hardly unusual... more »

Essays & Opinions

To feel born too late, and to find that an ennobling failure, are very Czech emotions. And they permeate the work of a very Czech writer, Bohumil Hrabal... more »