A young woman verbally assaults a policeman during a protest on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., August 22, 2017. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created…

Seven decades ago on June 8, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four exploded on the cultural front—fittingly enough, just two months before the Soviet Union’s first successful atomic test that August, which broke America’s nuclear monopoly. Orwell’s…

For all the political Left’s shrieks about a so-called “War on women” and a systemic “rape culture” pervasive throughout American society, the reality that some 8 in 10 women and girls are sexually assaulted during the dangerous…

Why Parkland Happened

Why Parkland Happened

Parents and students at a memorial on the anniversary of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., February 14, 2019. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) A new book explains the failures of Broward…

Author Jeremy Treglown (Portrait courtesy University of Warwick) A new book illuminates the writings of John Hersey. One of the 20th century’s most acclaimed writers, John Hersey (1914–1993) started writing for publication a few years…

(Portrait © Amber Montgomery) A former White House speechwriter opts for the more saintly option. ‘The saints chose vulnerability over vindictiveness,” Colleen Carroll Campbell writes in her new book The Heart of Perfection: How the…

Look at this. Pay attention to the subtitle: That’s a still from a short promotional video from Verso Books with author Sophie Lewis, whose new book advocates (this is the subtitle) “feminism against family.” She…

The Dalai Lama chats with Arthur Brooks in Washington, D.C., February 20, 2014. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt, by Arthur C. Brooks (Broadside Books,…

Operation Overlord — or D-Day as it came to be known — was the highest risk venture of World War II. Researching my upcoming book, "Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win…

National Catholic Register has just published an extraordinary reflection by Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI, on the abuse scandal and its roots. First, though, let me share with you this passage:Faith is a journey and a…

Robert Caro attends Author's Night 2017 to benefit the East Hampton Library on Aug. 12, 2017 in East Hampton, New York.   Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption   Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images   Robert…

What’s it like documenting the history of a band whose members often have wildly differing recollections about crucial events? That is the situation which faced Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne when he began researching…

Never What?

Never What?

(Joshua Roberts/Reuters) A sophist in service to self I wrote a book, The Case for Trump, in an effort — as an outsider who has no career investment in Trump and has never met him…

The Lost Art of Books

The Lost Art of Books

At a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Manhattan in 2010 (Lily Bowers/Reuters) Book covers aren't what they used to be Every weekday morning, I commute from Brooklyn to midtown Manhattan in subway cars so packed…

I keep talking about how in the West, we are swiftly moving into a culture that resembles communist totalitarianism — this, based on what people who grew up under communism tell me. It’s not about…

The power of reading aloud “The time we spend reading aloud is like no other time,” Meghan Cox Gurdon writes in her new book, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age…

A new Rowling opus

A new Rowling opus

J. K. Rowling in New York City, 2016 (Andrew Kelly / Reuters) The Harry Potter novelist vs. Jeremy Corbyn; the U.S. and its allies; and more Three days before Christmas, J. K. Rowling delivered herself of…