Author

Algis Valiunas

Algis Valiunas is a fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the author of Churchill's Military Histories.

Articles by Algis Valiunas

Full Bloom

Full Bloom

Allan Bloom and the state of the American mind.
Orwell in the Orwellian Century

Orwell in the Orwellian Century

Even "the crystal spirit" had his The surest sign that a writer has made his mark is the adoption of his surname in common parlance as an adjective immediately significant even to those who barely know his work, or merely know of it.
Wagner High and Low

Wagner High and Low

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was in his own day, and remains on the bicentennial of his birth, the operatic composer most important to philosophers, literary men, honest-to-goodness intellectuals, and the usual assortment of those impressed above al
King of Pain

King of Pain

Novelist David Foster Wallace shows how to recover one’s soul.
De Luxe

De Luxe

A review of Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age, by Mosette Broderick
At the Zoo

At the Zoo

A review of H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (Library of America), by H.L. Mencken, edited by Marion Rogers
Highborn Fools

Highborn Fools

Reviewing the memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, courtier at Louis XIV's Versailles.
Aryan Sister

Aryan Sister

The life of Leni Riefenstahl, the Third Reich's great documentary filmmaker.
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