Western Civilisation In Crisis

'What makes the West unique are not recent phenomena, such as modern technology, but cultural factors which had been at work long before modernisation began some two centuries ago'

The Man On Whom Everything Was Lost

“Jeremy Jacobson,” he said, putting out a hand. “I’m a graduate student but very passionate about Henry James.”

The Long Shadow Of Malthus

The Reverend Malthus's ideas have justified some of the greatest crimes in history

Beyond Obama: Advice To The Next President

The foreign policy of the last 15 years has been a disastrous oscillation between missionising and monkishness.

Salerno Diary

Finding solace in a corner of a foreign field

Saved From The Bonfire: The Tom Wolfe Papers

A visit to the Tom Wolfe papers at the New York Public Library reveals a writer who helps America make sense of itself

Liberty And Sovereignty

"The refusal to accept any domination of the Continent by one power has been the biggest British contribution to European peace and prosperity"

The Casanova Of LaSalle Street

A new short story by Joseph Epstein

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"