Back to Basics

by John J. Miller on October 2, 2015 · 0 comments

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My latest article in National Review is on the rise of classical academies:

Their success is an expression of deep dissatisfaction with the progressive methods and goals that have dominated American schools for a century — and, for conservatives, one of the most heartening developments in the field of education.

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Monster Movie

by John J. Miller on September 24, 2015 · 0 comments

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Jay Nordlinger is my colleague at National Review–and also my latest podcast victim. Listen to our conversation about his new book, Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators.


Reagan: The Novel

September 14, 2015

My latest podcast is with Thomas Mallon, author of Finale, a novel of the Reagan years. Mallon is one of my favorite contemporary authors. He’s probably best known for Henry & Clara, a novel about the young couple who attended Ford’s Theater with the Lincolns on that fateful night. My favorite book by Mallon may […]

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Souls Music

September 9, 2015

Last week saw the release of the new Iron Maiden album The Book of Souls. It also marked the 30th anniversary of Powerslave, my favorite album by the band. (A decade ago, I celebrated its 20th anniversary here.) And this week, I began to teach a one-credit course at Hillsdale College on the lyrics of […]

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Walshing Machine

August 19, 2015

My latest podcast is a conversation with Michael Walsh, author of The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West. He rips into German philosophers and the American Left. Listen here. To subscribe to my podcasts (for free!) on iTunes, go here.

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Hannibal Solo

August 11, 2015

Everything you ever wanted to know about Hannibal and his war elephants in about ten minutes: My podcast with author Eve MacDonald.

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