A Reporter Got This Rare Interview With Chairman Mao in 1965, Even Though China Was Entirely Closed to the West
October 21, 2014

Today, this would be like getting an exclusive interview with Kim Jong-Un. 

The Horrible, Oppressive History of Book Burning in America
September 22, 2014

It's Banned Books Week. Read something dangerous.

The Brave Open Letter Graham Greene Wrote Defending Charlie Chaplin from McCarthy
September 17, 2014

The FBI wanted Chaplin out of the country because of his lefty politics.

QEDaily: Why Environmentalists Are Trying to Scare CEOs
July 08, 2014

The latest strategy for rallying support to fight climate change.

When French Irrationality Was Deadly
The writers who fell in love with fascism
May 31, 2014

France was the seat of the Enlightenment and intellectual order. Perhaps this made its writers fall in love with disorder.

The Onion Has Become America's Finest Marxist News Source
February 05, 2014

The news satire site has become the vanguard of socialist revolution in the U.S.

There Will Never Be a Unified Theory of JFK
What a year of retrospectives missed about the martyred president
December 27, 2013

What the JFK retrospectives all missed is that JFK was psychologically inconsistent. Only his context explains him.

In 1946, The New Republic Panned George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'
September 2, 1946
September 26, 2013

In honor of Banned Books Week, we're publishing our original reviews of frequently banned books.

From the Stacks: "Unsentimental Journey"
December 12, 1994
July 24, 2013

On the 44th anniversary of Witold Gombrowicz's death, Polish writer Jaroslaw Anders's review of Gombrowicz's Trans-Atlantyk.