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So, upon its hundredth anniversary, the New Republic has announced its own self-destruction. Once the most important weekly publication in America, TNR had already devolved over the...

Father-and-son bestselling novelists Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman—the latter a contributor to COMMENTARY, author of the hilarious memoir "Let My People Go to the Buffet"—have collaborated...

We've witnessed an extraordinary achievement. Charles Krauthammer's book Things That Matter, after 38 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list--including 10 consecutive weeks at...

In his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea Representative Paul Ryan offers some candid assessments of his party and himself. On the former, he...

I certainly agree that with Pete that Richard Dawkins’s advice on aborting a Down syndrome fetus was somewhere beyond morally obtuse, and he fully deserves the blowback he’s...

In a fascinating interview with Charlie Rose, David Brooks--who is now teaching moral philosophy at Yale--spoke, among many other topics, about Viktor Frankl, the Austrian neurologist...

...(not to appear in COMMENTARY, that is) is James Loeffler's extraordinary take on "The Death of Jewish Culture," published today by Mosaic, the masterful website...

Just out from COMMENTARY is our first topical e-book, The New War on Israel—and How to Fight Back. Over the past year especially, efforts to delegitimate...

The New York Observer ran an article yesterday not only on how awful the New York Times editorial pages have become (hardly a stop-the-presses news...

Robert Gates in his new book being published next week writes that “I sat there, I thought: the president doesn’t trust his commander, can’t stand...

In an exchange with the evolutionary biologist and Marxist J.B.S. Haldane, C.S. Lewis found his motivations under assault. Lewis offered this marvelous reply: The Professor has...

Things That Matter is a collection of Charles Krauthammer’s extraordinary writings over the last 30 years. For those of us who have admired Krauthammer from...