A new generation's fools
On the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.
The end of the line?
On top literary theorists admitting the inanity of their craft.
Annals of the BBC
On the sympathies of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Farewell to PR
On the closing of Partisan Review.
New York chronicle
by Jay Nordlinger
On the ACO’s Dennis Russell Davies, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s “Point-Counterpoint: Bach’s Art of the Fugue;” the opera “love couple” Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) and Roberto Alagna (tenor), and Mstislav Rostropovich’s “Slava and Friends” at the New York Philharmonic.
Superior to the truth
by James Bowman
Examining the case of Eason Jordan, the chief news executive of CNN who boasted to The New York Times of withholding news information in order to appease the former Iraqi regime.
A safe preserve for sport
by Max Watman
A review of The Interpreter, by Suki Kim; Cosmopolis, by Don DeLillo; The Time of Our Singing, by Richard Powers; The Commissariat of Enlightenment, by Ken Kalfus & The Hazards of Good Breeding, by Jessica Shattuck.