His vices made Evelyn Waugh a king of comedy and of tragedy
A short story
The grim lessons of a novel by Gogol
A letter from Kuwait City
The old way of raising cattle is now the new way—better for the animals and better for your table
Religions and the meeting of civilization
What to read this month
With gasoline prices in Cuba going up and up, it is once again an excellent time to have—and to be—an ox.
The greatest development in modern religion is not a religion at all—it's an attitude best described as "apatheism"
You can tell a lot about a person from what he reads. The surviving—and largely ignored—remnants of Adolf Hitler's personal library reveal a deep but erratic interest in religion and theology
The high anxiety of child-rearing
Oscar Wilde cannot be simplified into an Irish rebel, a subversive socialist, or a gay martyr
Americans have long considered Saudi Arabia the one constant in the Arab Middle East—a source of cheap oil, political stability, and lucrative business relationships. But the country is run by an increasingly dysfunctional royal family that has been funding militant Islamic movements abroad in an attempt to protect itself from them at home. A former CIA operative argues, in an article drawn form his new book, Sleeping With the Devil, that today's Saudi Arabia can't last much longer—and the social and economic fallout of its demise could be calamitous