Author

Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin, whose novels include Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War and Freddy and Fredericka, is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute who writes the regular "Parthian Shot" column for the Claremont Review of Books.

 

Helprin's writing has appeared in The New Yorker for two decades. He has written on politics and aesthetics for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Criterion, National Review, The American Heritage, The Wall Street Journal (of which he is a contributing editor), The New York Times, and many other publications here and abroad.

Raised on the Hudson and in the British West Indies, Helprin holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford. He served in the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force.

A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Helprin has been awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Prix de Rome.

His website is http://www.markhelprin.com.

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Articles by Mark Helprin

What Iran Sees

What Iran Sees

Unless Iran is stripped of its nuclear potential in the near future we will be facing a new and perilous front.
At Sea

At Sea

Perhaps we will stumble into the next Great War.
Speaking Freely

Speaking Freely

Our language wars reflect our political, philosophical, and cultural divisions.
Inequity

Inequity

No good case exists for the inequality of real and intellectual property in the United States.
Inequity

Inequity

No good case exists for the inequality of real and intellectual property in the United States.
Psalm XXIII

Psalm XXIII

Newly Revised, Rearranged, Expanded, and Corrected According to Modern Principles
Whither the Navy?

Whither the Navy?

President Barack Obama believes, as he put it in his third debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, that though
Obama Hypnotized by Europa

Obama Hypnotized by Europa

Barack Obama asks America to cast off many of its traditions in favor of the European model of governance and society
Iran’s Mortal Threat

Iran’s Mortal Threat

The Iranian nuclear program is a mortal threat the president of the United States fails adequately to address.
The Boitnott Doctrine

The Boitnott Doctrine

According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, Doris Boitnott, assistant director of the Virginia Education Association (something one might once have called a union
Anchors Away

Anchors Away

A Space Odyssey suggested that in another 30 years commercial flights to the moon,
The Common Defense

The Common Defense

further reductions in American military power are warranted and unavoidable
Why Israel Needs Nuclear Weapons

Why Israel Needs Nuclear Weapons

Sixty-five years after Germany's campaign to exterminate the Jews, of the many countries in the world Israel is the only one repeatedly subjected to calls for its extinction
Farewell to the China Station

Farewell to the China Station

If two locomotives are running at each other on the same track, it is possible that one will derail before impact or an earthquake will disalign their paths, but more likely—here is what is going to happen in the Western Pacific as the United States and China converge on a collision course.
The Fate of the Raptor

The Fate of the Raptor

Cancelling the F-22 Raptor, the most capable fighter plane ever produced, is yet another act in the tragedy of a nation.
Obama Blinks Twice

Obama Blinks Twice

With both a collapsing economy and natural gas reserves sufficient to produce 270 years of electricit
McCain Mutiny

McCain Mutiny

McCain is the only Republican candidate with a chance of winning, and thus preserving conservatism.
Migrant Thoughts

Migrant Thoughts

When nations in decline are assaulted from without, they often lose the capacity to defend sensibly.
Herd Animals

Herd Animals

Why does the Left so often abstain from defending not only American interests but the U.S. itself?
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