Making movies that meant something.Aug 29, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 46 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
One of the biggest box-office hits of 1969 featured a 10-minute scene with a husband and wife getting ready for bed during which a hilarious argument slowly builds and then erupts about six minutes in. Such a patient and leisurely sequence would be unimaginable in a Hollywood movie today; it would be almost unimaginable in any independent movie today.
There is such a thing as media bias, and it’s not good for you.Aug 15, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 45 • By CHARLOTTE ALLEN
In November 2005, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, published by Harvard University and regarded by academics as one of the four top scholarly journals on economics in America, published the results of a study conducted by Tim Groseclose, a professor of political science and economics at UCLA, and Jeffrey Milyo, then a public policy professor at the University of Chicago and now holder of an endowed chair in social sciences at the University of Missouri.
Montaigne’s persistent search for meaning.Aug 15, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 45 • By LAWRENCE KLEPP
Reading an essay by Montaigne is like strolling through a labyrinthine flea market. You are likely to find all sorts of things there, except maybe logic, and you are likely to get, like the author, a bit lost. His essays, ruled only by curiosity, wander, wonder, sidestep, and circle, accumulate anecdotes, quotations, and conjectures as they go, but never arrive at a definite conclusion or offer an argument that might drop you off at one.
One Englishman’s adventures in the life of the mind.May 23, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 34 • By EDWARD SHORT
The Life of
R. G. Collingwood
by Fred Inglis
You can’t take it with you, but . . .May 23, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 34 • By MARTIN MORSE WOOSTER
Philanthropy That Gets Results
by Thomas J. Tierney
and Joel L. Fleishman
The Monroe Doctrine and American superpower.9:16 AM, Mar 24, 2011 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
The Monroe Doctrine
Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America
by Jay Sexton
Hill and Wang, 304 pp., $27
David Horowitz vs. the professoriat.Mar 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 26 • By PETER WOOD
Reforming Our Universities
The Campaign for an Academic Bill of Rights