Articles of Note

Used to be that any self-respecting member of the literati tried to sound English, not American. Then, in only 15 months, Yankee diction conquered the world... more »

New Books

Evolution is “biased towards the marvelous,” says Thomas Nagel. Just picture it: “the universe gradually waking up and becoming aware of itself”... more »

Essays & Opinions

On the morning of March 5, 1953, Joseph Stalin struggled for breath at his dacha. He lifted his left hand, pointed menacingly, and died... more »