Gertrude Himmelfarb

Adam Smith: The Morality of the Invisible Hand

The Wealth of Nations should not be seen as separate from Smith's moral philosophy — it itself is a profoundly moral text

Prizes for Second Best

‘Tocqueville made the case for the philosophy of the second-best’

Lionel Trilling

America's greatest critic put moral imagination at the heart of his literary and social criticism

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"