Rediscovering America's historical involvement in the Middle East.
Have we learned anything from the Iraq War?
John Rawls and the American political tradition.
The life of Leni Riefenstahl, the Third Reich's great documentary filmmaker.
The life and works of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a true friend of human liberty.
The invention of the English language.
Reviewing two new translations of Plato's Republic.
A review of Edith Wharton, by Hermione Lee
The Curtain provides an elegant and compelling brief for the novel past, present, and future.
A history of China's relations with the West.
A review of The Theban Play of Sophocles, translated by David R. Slavitt.
Plato and noble courage.
A retelling of American history, warts and all.