Our January issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
Outright defeat in Ukraine would finish Putin. He will throw the kitchen sink at this war
By Lionel Shriver
Xi Jinping is facing down his nemesis — and the pesky, invisible speck is winning
He liked the title, the attention. He didn’t like the job
The VP is not merely an atrocious speaker. She’s not merely dense. She’s lazy
If emergency measures continue long enough, they start to seem totally normal
None of us wants to be operated on by a surgeon who failed organic chemistry
Is it asking too much for you to shut up about colonialism for a mere ten days of official mourning?
There’s something nihilistic about a culture that no longer cares about bringing new life into the world
It’s often said that inflation is a tax, but it’s worse than that. It’s theft
I came within a hair’s breadth of being sent back to London for an insensible infraction
Never mind meritocracy; all that matters is what categories you fall into by accident of birth
In a war, 38 percent of Americans would pile their SUVs high and join tailbacks for Canada or Mexico
Central banks are riding to the rescue on those miniature ponies that come up to your waist
Too many Americans in positions of authority have been put there for the wrong reasons
Most Americans don’t fancy rewarding the violation of their immigration laws
Who fears a society that hates itself?
Our monetary bubble is about to burst
Beware the linguistic Trojan horse
The true cost of make-believe money
Open letters have become ransom notes
The Supreme Court and the trouble with affirmative action
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.