The Truth is Out There

Political philosophy and political life itself have entered a post-everything phase, and this has rendered the very meaning of America on shaky grounds.

The Ghosts of Postwar America

In Reagan’s film, “Night Unto Night,” as in most post-war American movies, an uneasiness about what the future may bring remains the only thing that’s certain. 

Courage in the Air

In telling a good story, Howard Hawks and Cary Grant captured an essential part of what it means to be an American.

Fakers, Frauds, and Fools

It’s important to know the difference between a person who is trying to live authentically and a person who is a fully willing fraud, peddling in lies that masquerade as truth.