When consensus was king. For a generation of historians, <strong>liberalism and centrism</strong> were taken for granted. Now historians no longer know what to think about America

When consensus was king. For a generation of historians, liberalism and centrism were taken for granted. Now historians no longer know what to think about
When consensus was king. For a generation of historians, liberalism and centrism were taken for granted. Now historians no longer know what to think about [More]

In the mid-60s, <strong>Norman Podhoretz</strong> gave up on becoming the next Lionel Trilling. Instead he wrote about ambition, alienating almost everyone he knew

In the mid-60s, Norman Podhoretz gave up on becoming the next Lionel Trilling. Instead he wrote about ambition, alienating almost everyone he
In the mid-60s, Norman Podhoretz gave up on becoming the next Lionel Trilling. Instead he wrote about ambition, alienating almost everyone he [More]

Sanctuary & Religious Liberty

Embed from Getty Images As the Trump administration steps up the enforcement of immigration law, some illegal immigrants have engaged in the time-honored tradition of seeking sanctuary in churches.
Embed from Getty Images As the Trump administration steps up the enforcement of immigration law, some illegal immigrants have engaged in the time-honored tradition of seeking sanctuary in churches. [More]

How to make <strong>the color red</strong>: Scholars and artists long sought the tools. Arsenic, Asian flora, sulfur, mercury, and ox blood have been involved

How to make the color red: Scholars and artists long sought the tools. Arsenic, Asian flora, sulfur, mercury, and ox blood have been
How to make the color red: Scholars and artists long sought the tools. Arsenic, Asian flora, sulfur, mercury, and ox blood have been [More]

Self-confident rogue with a gold hoop in his ear? Disoriented schlub with a vacant stare? <strong>What did Shakespeare look like</strong>?

Self-confident rogue with a gold hoop in his ear? Disoriented schlub with a vacant stare? What did Shakespeare look
Self-confident rogue with a gold hoop in his ear? Disoriented schlub with a vacant stare? What did Shakespeare look [More]

Etymology gleanings for January 2017

One of the queries I received was about the words dimple, dump, dumps, and a few others sounding like them. This is a most confusing group, the main reason being the words’ late attestation (usually
One of the queries I received was about the words dimple, dump, dumps, and a few others sounding like them. This is a most confusing group, the main reason being the words’ late attestation (usually [More]

Humpty Dumpty and his kin

One of the queries I received was about the words dimple, dump, dumps, and a few others sounding like them. This is a most confusing group, the main reason being the words’ late attestation (usually
One of the queries I received was about the words dimple, dump, dumps, and a few others sounding like them. This is a most confusing group, the main reason being the words’ late attestation (usually [More]

Trump & Credibility

Embed from Getty Images During a discussion of Trump’s untruths, a friend of mine expressed the view that all politicians are the same in that they all lie. While it is true that politicians do lie
Embed from Getty Images During a discussion of Trump’s untruths, a friend of mine expressed the view that all politicians are the same in that they all lie. While it is true that politicians do lie [More]

America has always been in love with <strong>Shakespeare</strong>. But it&rsquo;s a complicated affair. He's a figure of unusual reverence, but also vexation

America has always been in love with Shakespeare. But it&amp;rsquo;s a complicated affair. He&#39;s a figure of unusual reverence, but also
America has always been in love with Shakespeare. But it’s a complicated affair. He's a figure of unusual reverence, but also [More]

Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

2017.01.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon (eds.), Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, Oxford University Press,
2017.01.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephan Blatti and Paul F. Snowdon (eds.), Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity, Oxford University Press, [More]