Sign of Leo

by John J. Miller on September 14, 2014 · 0 comments

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My NRO podcast with Catherine Zuckert about Leo Strauss is here. Last year, I wrote a story for National Review on Harry Jaffa, who is one of Strauss’s best-known students.

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Crashing Land?

by John J. Miller on September 5, 2014 · 0 comments

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In the new National Review, I have a story on Terri Lynn Land and the Michigan Senate race:

Land’s first priority is caution, and she hopes that national trends will lift her to victory. “She won’t be the 50th or 51st Republican in the Senate, but she might be the 53rd, 54th, or 55th,” says Saul Anuzis, former head of the Michigan GOP. When Republicans look back on this election, they’ll see Land as either a brilliantly disciplined tactician — or a loser who missed a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

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Ache Man

August 22, 2014

Here’s my article on the ghost story writer Robert Aickman, from the Wall Street Journal. It might be said that Aickman perfected the surreal ghost story—not surreal in the way that slang has cheapened the word to mean the merely offbeat but rather in the original sense, suggesting a combination of elements that the conscious [...]

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The Horror, the Horror

August 20, 2014

My long article on H.P. Lovecraft in the Claremont Review of Books is now available online. It dives into the Cthulhu Mythos, of course, but also attempts an apologia for horror as a literary genre: Horror, in any case, is more than a genre: it’s a technique that great writers have used from the earliest [...]

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Gifted, Part Deux

August 15, 2014

My article on The Giver has snuck out from behind the National Review firewall. Enjoy it on NRO here. The movie, starring Jeff Bridges, is now in theaters.

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Give & Take

August 14, 2014

Listen to my audio interview on the movie The Giver with Michael Flaherty, president of Walden Media. The interview is a special digital edition of Imprimis, the publication of Hillsdale College. My National Review article on The Giver–the book behind the film–is here.

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