Books and Culture
Review of CONFIDENCE MAN What drives Trump? More than racism, power, or even greed, it’s an insatiable hunger for fame
Love and War Advise & Consent is rightly remembered as a classic Washington movie. It was also an important—if complicated—moment in gay history
Bringing Abortion Out of the Shadows What pro-choice activists can learn from the gay rights movement
Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence Two years after some of the most shocking allegations of the #MeToo era lit up the Internet and destroyed his career, the actor has finally decided to tell his side of the story
Calling Out an Anti-Semite When I learned that Alice Walker and I would both be speaking at the same literary festival, I seized the chance to expose her views.
Norah Vincent's Gender Trouble The late writer’s lessons on breaking the gender binary
Writers of the World, Denounce! Progressive activists repeat the sins of the past
NASA Refused to Cancel James Webb. Good. Blaming the former head of NASA for the Lavender Scare actually minimizes anti-gay discrimination.
Germany Has Only Itself to Blame The brutal end of German illusions about energy from Russia
Who Burned Down the Sculpture of Xi Jinping at a California Park? Federal prosecutors say Weiming Chen’s ‘CCP Virus’ was destroyed by men working for China.
London Diary An eventful week in the British capital
John McCain's Soft Spot for "Brave Little Nations" To really understand the impact John McCain had on the world, visit a country like Georgia
Did the Cold War Ever End? Seventy-six years after Churchill’s warning, Garry Kasparov castigates a complacent West
Origin Story How a self-published investigation into the possibility of a “lab leak” upended groupthink about the coronavirus
Conservative Conference Avoids Trump as They Rebrand Nationalism and Economic Policy On the first National Conservatism Conference in Washington, DC
What Is American Labor Thinking in Honoring a ‘Union’ Figure From Cuba? In its more honorable past, the AFL-CIO was staunchly anti-communist. But now, the same union is toasting a Cuban emissary. What gives?