Roger Kimball

About Roger Kimball

Roger Kimball is editor and publisher of The New Criterion and the president and publisher of Encounter Books. He is the author and editor of many books, including The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia (St. Augustine's Press), The Rape of the Masters (Encounter), Lives of the Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse (Ivan R. Dee), and Art's Prospect: The Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity (Ivan R. Dee).

Trump’s Disruptive Energy vs. the Deep State

For the last 56 years, this time in November has been an occasion—at first pious and lachrymose, latterly perfunctory—to commemorate the assassination of John F. Kennedy. That event was certainly a cultural cataclysm. America was a changed place after November 22, 1963. But for all the reams of commentary that event elicited, there is one

By | 2019-11-24T20:29:39-07:00 November 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

Peter Collier, 1939–2019

There are some occasions when the editorial “we” is almost viscerally inadequate. Writing about my friend Peter Collier—the prolific biographer and novelist, literary impresario, and tireless cultural warrior—is one such. Although he made it a full decade beyond the biblically sanctioned allotment of three score and ten, the announcement early last month that Peter had

By | 2019-11-18T14:47:54-07:00 November 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Move Washington Out of Washington

What do you suppose the Alliance for American Advertising has in common with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the American Society of Civil Engineers, or American Apparel and Footwear? Apart from beginning with the letter “A,” they are among the nearly 3,500 trades or firms that have dedicated lobbying operations in Washington, D.C. And

By | 2019-11-10T21:48:05-07:00 November 9th, 2019|Tags: |

Doing the Impeachment Math

Welcome to the new and improved Get Trump Daily, special impeachment edition. A couple of days ago, on Halloween, a cute kid of about 7 came to our door dressed up as a dinosaur. It was a pretty nifty costume, green with spindling protuberances, tail with spiky-things, and bits on the head that expanded in

By | 2019-11-03T21:22:55-07:00 November 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

Kamikaze Schumer Wants to Repeal Private Health Insurance

While the Democrats continue their impeachment pantomime war dance in the mirror-clad corner in order to keep up their spirits, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is ginning up a much more fateful danse macabre on health care. He has promised to force a vote this week on various Trump Administration directives that have injected flexibility into

By | 2019-10-30T08:30:01-07:00 October 28th, 2019|Tags: |

A Genuinely Transgressive Act

Regular readers of this column know that we are often engaged in a species of cultural pathology. We regularly chronicle absurdities, malignancies, outrages, and insanities throughout the world of culture: in museums and the art world, theater and “performance art,” the media, and above all in the world of academia. Every now and then, it

By | 2019-10-24T20:21:03-07:00 October 24th, 2019|Tags: |

Media Attempt to School Republicans Is a Disingenuous Fraud

If you haven’t had your daily dose of petulant surreality, swivel over to read this astounding editorial at what used to be America’s paper of record. This curious effusion warns that “The G.O.P. will not be able to postpone a reckoning on Donald Trump’s presidency for much longer.” Oh, dear. Are things as bad as

By | 2019-10-22T01:31:37-07:00 October 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Trump’s Foreign Policy Deals Properly with Tyrants

Over at PJ Media, my friend Roger L. Simon makes some sage observations about the proper conduct of foreign policy among great powers in general and, in particular, about the behavior of President Trump with respect to this important arena of human endeavor.  Roger’s first point has two parts, a strophe, as it were, and

By | 2019-10-15T22:57:46-07:00 October 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Anti-Trump Fraternity and NeverTrump Sorority Collude in Impeachment Scam

How stupid does the anti-Trump fraternity think the American people are? By “anti-Trump fraternity” I mean not only the increasingly frantic Democrats who, like Belshazzar at that memorable dinner party many years back, can see the writing ever more clearly on the wall for 2020, but also the NeverTrump sorority who just cannot get over

By | 2019-10-06T19:59:44-07:00 October 5th, 2019|Tags: |

Get our
daily email

Our top articles every day

© Copyright 2012 - 2019 | All Rights Reserved