Articles of Note

Orwell and Churchill were, on the surface, quite different. But they shared a commitment to observing accurately the world around them... more »

New Books

Barthes was killed by a van; Althusser strangled his wife. Could those events be connected? In a new novel, they are... more »

Essays & Opinions

An accent in “élite,” a diaeresis in “reëmerge.” The New Yorker style, arbitrary and peculiar, somehow overshadows the substance of the writing ... more »