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Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout is Commentary’s critic-at-large and the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal. Billy and Me, his latest play, will be premiered in December by Palm Beach Dramaworks.

The catalogue of Rutledge Hill Press, a small publishing house located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a modest but evocative eight-page booklet which serves as a...

A Woman’s Place Men and Marriage. by George Gilder. Pelican. 219 pp. $15.95. Certain controversial books, as George Orwell suggested in Nineteen Eighty-Four, are influential in inverse proportion to...

A Subtler Bias The Media Elite: America’s New Powerbrokers. by S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman, and Linda S. Lichter. Adler & Adler. 342 pp. $19.95. American conservatives have tended...

Inside a Christian School God’s Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Charistian School. by Alan Peshkin. University of Chicago Press. 349 pp. $24.95. Some good ideas never catch...

The Goddess That Failed The Passion of Ayn Rand. by Barbara Branden. Doubleday. 421 pp. $19.95. The history of any ideology is in large part a catalogue of purges,...

“Some” of the News Murrow: His Life and Times. by A.M. Sperber. Freundlich Books. 816 pp. $22.95. Television news leaves few clear traces in our collective memory. (Ask a...

Preacher's Progress Oral Roberts: An American Life. by David Edwin Harrell, JR. Indiana University Press. 622 pp. $16.95. “I was trying to play golf with Oral Roberts the other...

Tragic Decline The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction 1948-1985. by James Baldwin. St. Martin's. 704 pp. $29.95. “The failure of the protest novel,” James Baldwin wrote in 1949,...