Roger Kimball

Roger Kimball is a contributing editor at Crisis. He is editor of The New Criterion and publisher of Encounter Books.

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Peter Collier, R.I.P.

There are some occasions when the editorial “we” is almost viscerally inadequate. Writing about my friend Peter Collier—the prolific biographer and novelist, literary impresario, and tireless cultural warrior—is one such. Although he made it a full decade beyond the biblically sanctioned allotment of three score and ten, the announcement early last month that Peter had … Read more

Hillsdale College Keeps the Faith

It is a rare pleasure to be able to write in full-throated commendation of a signal event at an important academic institution. Last month, Hillsdale College marked its 175th anniversary by dedicating Christ Chapel, a magnificent new building designed by the distinguished ecclesiastical architect Duncan Stroik, a professor of architecture at Notre Dame. The chastely … Read more

Film: Schlock Value

“Innocence always calls mutely for protection, when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.” —Graham Greene, The Quiet American G.K. Chesterton once said that anything worth doing is worth doing badly. I wonder whether … Read more

God and the New York Times

Anyone for whom religion is more than a matter of “lifestyle” must regard the coverage afforded to religion by the New York Times with grave dismay. It is no secret—indeed, it has become notorious—that the Times has in recent years introduced a strong element of political correctness into its coverage of culture and even the … Read more

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