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What do you do if you're a passionate, committed follower of a political figure--Barack Obama--who has become, by almost every objective metric, a failure? If...

Sean Wilentz, a professor at Princeton who writes inane books about Bob Dylan when he's not producing Rube Goldberg studies of the Reagan presidency designed...

Wilfred M. McClay, a frequent contributor to COMMENTARY, has published an essay about the commemoration of 9/11 in National Affairs that is, in a word,...

"Tell me again why Barack Obama has been such a bad president?" Jonathan Alter writes in his column. Alter tells us he's not talking here about...

I don't always agree with Paul Krugman of the New York Times, but one of the things I appreciate about him is his equanimity, his...

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the most affecting and influential novel in American history. Upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, the novel’s author, Abraham Lincoln reportedly said...

Tom Friedman’s New York Times columns on the Middle East conflict are always a maddening mixture of sense and cluelessness. Today’s contribution from the Pulitzer...

There was a time not so very long ago when blogging and journalism were two completely different things. Many, if not most bloggers did not...

American Thinker this morning carries my review of David Mamet’s provocative new book, The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, which was...

Not that every one of Bret Stephens's columns isn't vital reading, but tomorrow's, "An Anti-Israel President," is a beaut. Highlight: "It would be nice if...

I know you own a great many books, David, but the truth is the book business as a business does not rely upon collectors; if...

“[T]he end of the physical book may be coming hard upon us faster than anyone ever anticipated,” John warns, reporting the news that Amazon now...