Articles of Note

When Christopher Hitchens argued about religion, was it really about religion? Or was it about picking a side and never backing down? Call it the Hitchens Principle... more »

New Books

Mikhail Sholokhov drank to escape Stalinism, which displeased Stalin. Sholokhov’s reply: “From such a life, Comrade Stalin, anyone would turn to drink”... more »

Essays & Opinions

We celebrate foreignness in literature — but only the sort that we recognize in our own lives. A true acceptance of international writing requires more... more »