23 January 2017

March of the nice people

The Seneca Falls Women's March was kind and funny, but was it political?

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.