Crisis of the conservative intellectual

Corey Robin (Brooklyn): Edmund Burke and the Problem of Value. Allen Mendenhall reviews Conservatism and Pragmatism in Law, Politics, and Ethics by Seth Vannatta. How a handful of Weimar emigres came to have an outsized influence on the ideology of the American Right: Sam Tanenhaus reviews The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction by Mark Lilla (and more and more). David B. Frisk reviews Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism by George Hawley. Daniel Young on the Maoist moment in American

Paper Trail

The American Library Association has announced the Andrew Carnegie Medals shortlist. Finalists include Zadie Smith’s Swing Time, Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, and Michael Chabon’s Moonglow for fiction, and Patricia Bell-Scott’s The Firebrand and the First Lady, Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, and Patrick Phillips’s Blood at the Root for non-fiction. Winners will be announced in January.


After Attica

Jack GrossLast month marked the forty-fifth anniversary of the Attica prison revolt. At the outset of the four-day takeover, the prisoners released a list of practical proposals, the first of which read: "Apply

Daily Review

Visible Republic

Gentlemen, he said, I don't need your organization. And surely Bob Dylan, one of the wealthiest and most successful artists in the history of the world, did not require the imprimatur of the Nobel Committee for Literature at the Swedish Academy. Nevertheless, here we


Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman's fiction may share affinities with the luminaries of our postmodern canon—Don DeLillo, Robert Coover, and Ben Marcus—but her sensibility equally recalls the films of David Lynch.


2016 National Book Festival: Sarah Vowell


Elephants in Lake Charles

Arlie Russell Hochschild

"YOU CAN TELL I’m a Republican,” Janice Areno says as she invites me to sit down in her office, Elephants fill three shelves of a wall opposite her desk, One is blue-and-white porcelain, a second is gold, a third is red, white, and blue and stands near a young child’s drawing of a yellow one.