Articles of Note

How a little circle of Southern California Straussians became the intellectual hub of Trumpism. Meet the Claremonsters... more »

New Books

Machiavelli was not Machiavellian, but just a good-hearted guy who wrote The Prince ironically. Or so asserts a new book. Terry Eagleton is having none of it... more »

Essays & Opinions

When Barthes’s mother died, he fixated on a photo of her as a young girl. Why are mundane objects — a photo, a grocery list — so often central to grief?... more »