Articles of Note

Britain's political establishment is self-confident, intellectually flexible, and increasingly out of favor. Is the problem that its pillars all have the same degree from Oxford?... more »

New Books

Possessing, per Orwell, a “general hatred of humanity,” Jonathan Swift was a peerless misanthrope. He told Alexander Pope he wanted “to vex the world rather than divert it”... more »

Essays & Opinions

In times of historical turmoil, we gravitate to dead writers. The stories they tell — or we tell ourselves — tend to be comforting. But that doesn't mean they're convincing... more »