Notable & Quotable: Books – WSJ

Notable & Quotable: Books – WSJ

May 17, 2022 6:03 pm ET Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst/Zuma Press Micah Mattix writing for the Spectator, May 17: The Atlantic has announced it is expanding its books section. Reading can be revelatory, Jane Yong Kim writes in her note on the expanded section, which she will edit. . . . Here’s Kim to give you a sense … Read more

Opinion: The Trump officials whose silence put book sales ahead of country

Opinion: The Trump officials whose silence put book sales ahead of country

These revelations, part of Esper’s recent tell-all book, “A Sacred Oath,” raise an obvious question: If Trump was even insinuating such reckless ideas, why didn’t Esper speak up sooner? In the end, the American people were left further divided into warring camps. On one side stood millions who accepted his evidence-free claim that the 2020 … Read more

A New Book Summons Memories of Old English

A New Book Summons Memories of Old English

My thanks for one of your wonderful book reviews. On your pages, I find books that other, more “trendy” reviewers largely ignore. This one, “The Wordhord” by Hana Videen, reviewed by Henry Hitchings (Bookshelf, May 9), brings back memories of my early days as a doctoral student at Cornell in 1960. We were required to … Read more

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Pope Francis Blames NATO – WSJ

Pope Francis Blames NATO – WSJ

Pope Francis in Vatican city on April 30. Photo: vincenzo pinto/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Shortly after America’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pope Francis quoted former German Chancellor Angela Merkel while criticizing the 20-year war: “It is necessary to put an end to the irresponsible policy of intervening from outside and building democracy in other countries, ignoring … Read more

Opinion: Trevor Noah’s jokes hit home

Opinion: Trevor Noah’s jokes hit home

Steven Portnoy, the association’s president, reminded guests that Donald Trump is thought to have launched his White House run after being skewered at the dinner in 2011. He then asked guests at the table where the now-former President was seated that year to promise just to laugh. The annual dinner — the highpoint of Washington’s … Read more

Everyone’s a Critic, and It’s Time to Read the Books – The Wall Street Journal

Everyone’s a Critic, and It’s Time to Read the Books – The Wall Street Journal

Everyone’s a Critic, and It’s Time to Read the Books  The Wall Street Journal

Everyone’s a Critic, and It’s Time to Read the Books

Everyone’s a Critic, and It’s Time to Read the Books – The Wall Street Journal

Would you be surprised to learn that Jesus was really a cross-dressing, gender-indeterminate “drag king”? If so, you obviously don’t know the variant of critical theory called “queer theory” as expounded by Tat-siong Benny Liew, a religious-studies professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., who gave this subversive reading of the … Read more

Russia’s Energy Extortion of Poland and Bulgaria

Russia’s Energy Extortion of Poland and Bulgaria

Pipes are seen at the gas transmission point in Rembelszczyzna near Warsaw on April 27. Photo: janek skarzynski/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images An attack on one NATO ally is an attack on all, and that’s how Europe and the U.S. should treat Russia’s decision this week to stop supplying natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria. With enough … Read more

To Prosper, Can Netflix Become a Multi-Trick Pony?

To Prosper, Can Netflix Become a Multi-Trick Pony?

Photo: Andre M. Chang/Zuma Press Netflix named many culprits for its lousy first quarter: a war in Ukraine, the world’s recovery from stay-at-home Covid, competition from new streamers, password sharing—nearly one-third of Netflix viewers apparently are stealing the service. At the same time, paying customers appear to be disappearing at an accelerating rate. After losing … Read more