Monsters

by John J. Miller on April 13, 2015 · 1 comment

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The new issue of the Claremont Review of Books carries my essay on Byron, the Shelleys, and the birth of Frankenstein and Dracula. An extract:

The tale of Byron and Shelley and their circle has all the right ingredients for a Gothic thriller: ambition, rivalry, intrigue, sex, and death. They combined in an extraordinary episode of modern mythmaking—a tale of villains and victims, some of them imaginary but many of them real.

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“All of a sudden, right-to-work has become the hottest idea in conservative labor reform.” That’s the key line in my latest article for National Review, which is now available online.

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Tripod

March 27, 2015

My three latest author-interview podcasts are: Charlie Cooke of National Review on The Conservatarian Manifesto, Diane Preston on the birth of weapons of mass destruction, and Andrew Klavan on his new novel Werewolf Cop. Subscribe to the series here.

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Poll Position

March 21, 2015

The new issue of National Review carries my article on political polls: Whatever the causes of the blindsiding, the plain fact is that polling is getting harder, especially at the local level, and the supposed aberrations could become routine. Pollsters are scrambling to keep up with changes in technology and behavior that have rendered traditional [...]

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Werewolf Cop

March 18, 2015

I contributed a blurb to Andrew Klavan’s new novel, Werewolf Cop: “A modern masterpiece of hardboiled horror, featuring a hero who feels like he stepped out of a Raymond Chandler novel as he confronts a dilemma that recalls the best of Stephen King–and the whole thing set to a moral sensibility that has become too [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2015

A decade ago, I made the case for why St. Brendan rather than St. Patrick should be the patron saint of Irish America.

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