Orwell understood the limits of mind control
How the contest between capitalism and communism shaped world politics—and defines today’s inequalities.
In Texas and Florida, political activists are “living socialism” with their disaster-relief efforts.
How Trump is helping to revive the publishing industry.
The author of 'The Captive Mind' became a political thinker who didn’t like politics.
Why "Nineteen Eighty-Four" is not the book we need in the Trump era.
Orwellian echoes in Cleveland, where two plus two equals five.
Jonathan Franzen’s reckoning with his literary inheritance
Mad about Vlad!
A review of William S. Burroughs's 1962 cult novel "Naked Lunch"
September 2, 1946