Articles of Note

The life of a literary liar. Clifford Irving is that rare fabulist who is openly grandiose about his determination to put one over on his audience... more »

New Books

When failure to get the story was the story. The trope pervaded the New Journalism. Now Joan Didion shares her journalistic defeat: the South... more »

Essays & Opinions

A democracy with an exceptionalist heritage is unprepared to respond wisely when arrogance takes over. That's the lesson of Athens and Plato: Greatness has to be earned again and again... more »