Articles of Note

Despite his success, Umberto Eco remained down-to-earth, not remotely narcissistic. He was no pompous master of thought, no Italian Jacques Lacan... more »

New Books

The manuscript of William Empson's The Face of the Buddha was thought to have vanished in a taxi in 1947. It's been found, and it's tremendous... more »

Essays & Opinions

What happened to breaking ranks? Thinkers have grown wary of movements. They prefer to be parties of one. Intellectual life has become atomized... more »