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Roaring beauty

by Jay Nordlinger | Nov 25, 2015 12:10 PM

The Critic's Notebook for November 23, 2015

by Benjamin Riley | Nov 24, 2015 10:00 AM

In case you missed it

by Benjamin Riley | Nov 20, 2015 03:00 PM

November 2015

Volume 34, Number 3

Notes & comments

Misanthropic nostalgia

On the green movement's latest agenda.

Free speech on campus

Has the First Amendment completely disappeared from college campuses?


Becoming Henry Kissinger

by Conrad Black

A review of Kissinger, by Niall Ferguson.

The intolerable dream

by Gary Saul Morson

Don Quixote at four hundred.

State of nature

by Dominic Green

Is nature writing making a comeback in Britain?

Pamphlets of revolution

by James Piereson

A review of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, edited by Gordon Wood.

November 2015

Volume 34, Number 3



Love fools

by Kyle Smith

On Spring Awakening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Fool for Love at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, and Old Times at the American Airlines Theatre.



by Charles Martin

Introduction to a selection from Euripides' "Medea," translated by Charles Martin

Letter from London

Leaping to the Left

by Jeremy Black

What does the election of Jeremy Corbyn mean for both British and American politics?


A lesson in Western Civ

by Mark Bauerlein

Why do the humanities continue to lose students to STEM fields?


“Class distinctions” in Boston

by Karen Wilkin

On “Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Congo line

by Anthony Daniels

On “Beauté Congo 1926–2015” at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris.

Gallery chronicle

by James Panero

On “Painting Is Not Doomed To Repeat Itself” at Hollis Taggart Galleries; “Checkered History: The Grid in Art & Life” at Outpost Artists Resources; “Tempos: Selected Works by Elizabeth Gourlay, 2013–2015” at Fox Gallery NYC; “Diphthong” at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center; “Todd Bienvenu: Exile on Bogart Street” at Life on Mars; “Occo Socko!” at Stout Projects.


New York chronicle

by Jay Nordlinger

On "The Art of the Score," Verdi's Otello, Puccini's Turandot, and more.

The Media

Parodic crudeness

by James Bowman

Has the media demonized the opposition?

Fiction Chronicle

Bad luck & trouble

by Stefan Beck

On Quicksand, by Steve Toltz; Paris Nocturne, by Patrick Modiano; The State We’re In, by Ann Beattie; and The Night Stages, by Jane Urquhart.


Hemingway & Malraux: the struggle

by Jeffrey Meyers

On the complicated relationship between the writers.

November 2015

Volume 34, Number 3


Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World

Family ties

on Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World

by Noel Malcolm

reviewed by Gerald J. Russello

The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 5: 1930-1931

Domestic disturbance

on The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 5: 1930-1931

by T. S. Eliot, Valerie Eliot, John Haffenden

reviewed by Denis Donoghue

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Ideas still matter

on European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

by Frank M. Turner, Richard A. Lofthouse

reviewed by Justin Zaremby

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Changes & chances

on Edmund Spenser: A Life

by Andrew Hadfield

reviewed by Paul Dean


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