Adam Kirsch

The Metaphysical Case for Abolishing Political Parties
Do political parties corrupt the souls of their members?
September 03, 2014

Do political parties corrupt the souls of their members? 

One of Liberalism's Greatest Defenders Doesn't Deserve His Obscurity
The pathos of Stefan Zweig and his overdue revival
August 09, 2014

Stefan Zweig is much more than "the Pepsi of Austrian of writing."

Finally, a TV Show That Truly Takes Religion Seriously
August 05, 2014

Would it take the Rapture for Americans to turn back to faith?

Ira Glass Is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He's in Good Company
Why writers have spent centuries attacking the Bard
July 30, 2014

There's a long list of famous writers (Tolstoy!) who insulted Shakespeare's work.

Joshua Mehigan’s 'Accepting the Disaster' is The Real Thing
July 03, 2014

It is the rare new book of poetry that is entirely alive, entirely aloft.

A British TV Celebrity Called for a "Poetry Inquisition." He's Right.
How to make poetry relevant again
June 10, 2014

How to make poetry relevant again.

The Winner in the Kinsley-Greenwald Spat: The New York Times Book Review
Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.
May 29, 2014

Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.

Yet Another Writer Has Admitted Faking Her Holocaust Memoir
The long, strange history of made-up Shoah stories
May 17, 2014

There's a long, strange history of made up shoah diaries. Why do we repeatedly fall for them?

Dear Facebook, I'm Fed Up
How social media has changed indignation
May 04, 2014

On Facebook, the letters of complaint are all addressed to no one. 

Technology Is Taking Over English Departments
The false promise of the digital humanities
May 02, 2014

Humanists should critique the digital humanities, not embrace it, unless they want to sell their birthright for a mess of apps. 

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