George Scialabba is the author of Divided Mind and, most recently, What Are Intellectuals Good For? and The Modern Predicament (forthcoming), both from Pressed Wafer.
In our new Gilded Age, the worst are not only full of passionate conviction. They are also damnably clever.
Instead of rescuing forgotten truths, neocons like Charles Krauthammer devise novel fallacies.
Irving Kristol was wrong about most things. So why was he one of the most politically influential intellectuals of his generation?
During war, John Dower explains, “the system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful.”