by John J. Miller on October 31, 2014 · 0 comments

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Happy Halloween! Here’s my 2007 Halloween tribute to the writer Arthur Machen.


Sgt. Klinger

by John J. Miller on October 30, 2014 · 0 comments

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The stars are right for my latest NRO podcast, with Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft. Highlight: Leslie attempts to pronounce “Cthulhu.”

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Disowning FERPA

October 23, 2014

Former senator James Buckley–brother of WFB!–has replied to my recent article on Hillsdale College’s Parents Weekend, in a letter to the Wall Street Journal: As the author of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Ferpa), I found John J. Miller’s “Pay Tuition, but Don’t Ask How the Young Scholar Is Doing” (Cross Country, Oct. 18) on [...]

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Dr. Faustus

October 19, 2014

My latest “Masterpiece” column in the Wall Street Journal is on “Doctor Faustus,” by Christopher Marlowe: The central event of “Doctor Faustus” is well known: a deal with the devil. In this first “Faustian bargain,” the title character sells his soul in exchange for living his next 24 years “in all voluptuousness.” This is the [...]

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Meet the Parents

October 17, 2014

Here’s my Wall Street Journal article on professors and parents: On Saturday I’ll do something that only a handful of professors in the country may do: meet the parents. It’s Parents Weekend at Hillsdale College, a small liberal-arts school in southern Michigan. All morning, in a series of 10-minute sessions, my colleagues and I will [...]

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The Other President

October 13, 2014

The First Assassin includes about four references to Jefferson Davis. The president of the Confederate States is not an actual character in my novel, as Abraham Lincoln is. Yet he’s the subject of a new book by the great Civil War historian James M. McPherson, who assesses Davis as a commander-in-chief. Listen to our NRO [...]

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