The doyen of capital insiders has written a misleading account of the debate that led to war
His vices made Evelyn Waugh a king of comedy and of tragedy
Recent writers on Islam need to be more stringent in their criticism. Stephen Schwartz is an exception
Our author examines the political—and literary—legacy of Britain's policy of "divide and quit"
W. G. Sebald wrote of the pain of belonging to a nation that, in Thomas Mann's words, "cannot show its face"
Alexander Herzen, Marx's rival and Tolstoy's nonfiction counterpart, enjoys a well-deserved return to center stage in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia
A new book asks all the right questions about animal rights, even if it doesn't canvass all the possible answers
Byron's dramatic life has become indissoluble from his work
Stalinism without irony
Upton Sinclair's realism got the better of his socialism
The paradox underlying all of Kipling's work is a horror of democracy combined with an exaltation of the common man
Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis's comic masterpiece, may be the funniest book of the past half century
Our author takes the Great Man down a peg or two—and still finds that Churchill was a great man
The dismay of an honorable man of the left
Anthony Powell, the author of A Dance to the Music of Time, also wrote one of the great literary memoirs of the twentieth century