Articles of Note

Money is hardly a measure of literary value. But literary work is deeply connected to its author's financial circumstances... more »

New Books

Alexander von Humboldt climbed volcanoes, braved an anthrax epidemic, and negotiated with Napoleon. He wanted to measure everything... more »

Essays & Opinions

"His name will endure through the ages, and so also will his work.” Thus spoke Engels at Marx's funeral, to the 10 people present... more »