30 August 2016

On Hillbilly Elegy

JD Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a remarkable portrait of a way of life in crisis.

1 July 2016

Dreams of a family

Stephanie Coontz’s re-issued challenge to 1950s nostalgia, The Way We Never Were, continues to provoke.

24 February 2016

Revisiting Harper Lee’s moral universe

To Kill a Mockingbird is a paean to universalism.

24 July 2015

The war over Atticus Finch

Why Go Set A Watchman has rattled so many liberals.

10 April 2015

How can we breathe life back into the American Dream?

Hectoring the poor has taken the place of inspiring all.

9 February 2015

‘The government should butt out of parenting’

Lenore Skenazy, ‘World’s Worst Mom’, on her new TV show.

25 September 2014

The Kafkaesque clampdown on campus hook-ups

Sex at college can be cringey, but that doesn’t make it assault.

5 September 2014

After Joan, who’ll slaughter the sacred cows now?

Peculiarly in this PC era, Rivers treated her audience as grown-ups.

11 April 2014

Helicopter parents vs cotton-wool kids

Parenting Culture Studies cuts through the confusing world of modern parenting.