Articles of Note

Pierre Bayle was renowned as an advocate of intellectual modesty and the questioning of authority. Now he's a forgotten hero of the Enlightenment... more »

New Books

Eulogies are not a genre noted for honesty — the origin of the word, after all, is “to speak well.” What are the benefits of truth when speaking of the dead?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Aristotle called plot "the first principle." Though many revolutions have tried to replace it with intellectual or aesthetic dazzle, plot always returns... more »