Saturday, July 26, 2014


July 26, 2014

My article on The Giver–the book behind the forthcoming film–is in the new issue of National Review. The editors headlined it “A Gift for Freedom,” which I guess is a reference to my book, A Gift for Freedom. You got that immediately, right? Anyway, read the article, then see the movie!

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The Giver

July 26, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW August 11, 2014 A GIFT FOR FREEDOM The powerful critique of paternalism in a forthcoming film JOHN J. MILLER “We really have to protect people from wrong choices,” says Jonas, the main character in The Giver, a novel by Lois Lowry. In just nine words, he summarizes the entire philosophy of progressive paternalism, the […]

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