Articles of Note

In the clubby world of New York publishing, much has changed since Alfred Knopf published Thomas Mann. But there are constants: ego, insecurity, irrational exuberance... more »

New Books

The Third Inkling. The fiction of Charles Williams was beloved by Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, but he stood out for other reasons: physical cowardice and mild sadism... more »

Essays & Opinions

Habit prophecy - think Montaigne and Benjamin Franklin - was once a form of ethical inquiry. Now - think Stephen Covey - the genre has devolved into self-help... more »