Four Decades of Classic Essays
As we move to a new format, some of the classic essays we have published.
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The Genteel Republic
Creating and sustaining mutual trust was an important public commitment of America’s early years—one that we seem increasingly unable to make.
Liberals & conservatives share the same enemy: byzantine government
Both sides want to get rid of Rube Goldberg government.
We should stop ignoring the moral implications of markets
Markets have moral limits, and we should talk about them.
Art imitates art: the rise of film mirrored that of the novel
Novels, like movies, weren't always a medium for serious, creative expression.
Touring Auschwitz as a Survivor
Some Holocaust survivors have returned to the concentration camps, this time as visitors.
The fine line between public intellectual and Silicon Valley huckster
Our newest public intellectuals are little more than cynical, polished speakers on the Silicon Valley circuit.
Why did Israel fail to anticipate the Yom Kippur War?
After the war, citizens and politicians alike were left wondering, what happened?
A History of the Past: Life Reeked With Joy
A brief history of Europe as told through the peculiar observations from college students' papers.