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Still-Life with a Skull, Philippe de Champaigne (1671)

Barbara Ehrenreich, the celebrated activist writer (not sure what title suits her best), has unleashed a sobering critique of American society and its obsession with perfect bodies, wellness, and the…

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Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes
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La Belle Juive

As a keen museumgoer, I have spent countless hours looking at paintings of beautiful Jewish women. Yet until recently I had not realized that the motif of the beautiful Jewess is a recurrent and evolving trope in Western literature and the visual arts.

Destruction, Thomas Cole (1836)
Editorials

The Quest for Antifragility

Not long ago, I wrote about Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Skin in the Game, his latest book in a series of book publications that form a whole called Incerto (Latin for…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Editorials

My Vanishing America

I was raised in the distant lands of Morocco, on the southern shore of the Strait of Gibraltar, a waterway—I was solemnly told by my elders—that was opened for maritime…

America and the Future of Europe

In a recent review essay, I discussed the future of Europe in the time of Muslim immigration into the Old Continent; but, in this one, I share Régis Debray’s lament for…

United States Marine Corps War Memorial

Nations Without Honor

Respect to Tamler Sommers for daring to write Why Honor Matters, a book about a subject that, in my opinion, hasn’t had any currency whatsoever in the life of Americans…

Cross in sunset

The Risky Business of Being Human

I just finished reading a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb titled Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life and am now wondering whether I will ever be able…

Jordan Peterson sold out at the Beacon Theater

The Jordan Peterson Show in New York

Recently, I reviewed Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, using a traditional style of storytelling, instead of a typical book review, which, given the stature of the man among his…

The Philosophy of a Drywall Man

Occasionally, I come across remarkable Americans who remind me of the spirit that has made the United States an exceptional nation, one that has injected an earthshaking dose of heroism…

Dinesh D'Souza speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Dinesh D’Souza Defends America

Little did I know that I would finish reading Dinesh D’Souza’s book, The Big Lie, in a Starbucks in Seville, Spain. It speaks to the power of the author’s spell…

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Anouar Majid

Anouar Majid is the author of five books dealing with Islam, the West and America in the modern world. He is also a novelist, the author of Si Yussef. You could find some of his reflections on topics outside this magazine's scope at his blog Tingitana.

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