Articles of Note

Spurned by academe, W.E.B. Du Bois found a more important cause: “High on the ramparts of this blistering hell of life ... I sit and see the Truth”... more »

New Books

“The problem with socialism is that it takes up too many evenings,” said Oscar Wilde. How a commitment to political and moral ideology is the enemy of pleasure... more »

Essays & Opinions

What makes “professional critics” professional? Life in the prose factory, it seems, is full of self-importance, resentment, and desperation... more »