This Room Is the Most God-Forsaken and Man-Forsaken Place on Earth
October 09, 2014
Hell exists, and it is in the town of Makeni in Sierra Leone.
A Nude Breaks the Spell of the News
October 06, 2014
In praise of art as escapism.
Obama Against ISIS: The End of Halfheartedness?
September 09, 2014
Interventionists are not less calm than isolationists; we are only more sleep-deprived.
Obama thought he could end humanitarian intervention. He was momentously wrong.
Israel and Gaza: A Just and Unjust War
August 06, 2014
The conduct of a war must influence the way we think about it.
Israel at War With Hamas and Itself
July 16, 2014
The ugly realities of murders and missiles.
Fouad Ajami, 1945-2014
June 25, 2014
Farewell to a master and a friend
A Defense (Sort of) of Twitter
June 12, 2014
Leon Wieseltier responds to Alain de Botton's attack on Twitter.
Saul Bellow's Ferocious Beliefs
June 10, 2014
Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.
A critical take on the new president and the established poet.