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Re-reading a literary critic who regarded intelligence as a moral imperative.

James Wood may be the best literary critic we have, but the status he enjoys reveals just how far we have fallen.

Edmund Wilson's politics have long been criticized, but his views were more nuanced than you might think.


We’ve come a long way, but we’ve a long way to go in progress for women’s rights.

March 9, 2013