Essays

Selling the Framers Short

Since its publication in 1913, Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States has sparked controversy.

The City and the Man

The moral realism of Raymond Chandler.

Land's End

Machiavelli in Malibu.

Wagner High and Low

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was in his own day, and remains on the bicentennial of his birth, the operatic composer most important to philosophers, literary men, honest-to-goodness intellectuals, and the usual assortment of those impressed above al