The British writer, journalist, and public intellectual died 30 years ago next month. He sought to overcome darkness within and outside himself.
Persons are not gods, but neither are they robots.
Every coherent writer praises something, implicitly or explicitly.
The most memorable critic of ‘Enlightenment’ rationalism was also a visionary moralist.
Voluble academic philosophers and social scientists promote astoundingly reductive views of the human person.
In a new biography of the anthropologist and literary critic, we glimpse the personal experiences that corresponded to his analysis of competitive envy.