Articles of Note

For all his refined taste and passion for art, Kenneth Clark was emotionally stunted. Adulation made him feel like a fraud. "My feelings are as stiff as an unused limb”... more »

New Books

Jonathan Swift, remembered as petulant and severe, could be tender — although that tenderness seemed like a "quivering slab of meat into which he longed to plunge a nice sharp fork"... more »

Essays & Opinions

Democracy is flawed: Citizens lack knowledge and judgment. John Stuart Mill proposed giving extra votes to those with university degrees. An idea whose time has come... more »