Articles of Note

How did the academy end up investing so much in a nebulous, useless, and overly romantic notion like “critical thinking”?... more »

New Books

The speechwriter. To put words in the mouth of public officials is to realize the meaninglessness of words in public life... more »

Essays & Opinions

“There is no reading,” said Nabokov, “only rereading.” Is it only on a second (or fifth) pass that a text fully opens? Tim Parks investigates... more »