Articles of Note

Beloved by Montaigne, belittled by Voltaire and Napoleon, Tacitus was a literary artist, moralist, and historian — but in what order?... more »

New Books

What draws us back, time and time again, to Augustine? Perhaps his frankness about descending into a “seething cauldron of lust”... more »

Essays & Opinions

Swearing is like songwriting — it structures the world around us. Mark Edmundson explores the philosophy of his favorite profanity: “shit”... more »