Roger Kimball

Overrated: Maureen Dowd

The New York Times columnist, despite her transatlantic celebrity, no longer knows how far to go in her puerile cattiness

Thomas Sowell

The American economist, whose broad learning and philosopher's eye bring a sharp clarity to the science, is applauded

Leszek Kolakowski

Roger Kimball finds it strange that the author of the most pertinent works on Marxism is so little known

John Stuart Mill

Roger Kimball blames the revered advocate of 'experiments in living' for our inability to escape from the quagmire of moral nihilism

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"