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Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout, Commentary’s critic-at large and the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal, has written the libretti for three operas by Paul Moravec, The Letter, Danse Russe, and The King’s Man.

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,...