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Culture

Firestorm

The latest Bookmonger podcast is with Mark Molesky, author of This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason. We discuss one of the worst natural disasters in human history, how is devastated the Portuguese empire in the 18th century, and how it shaped European intellectual thought.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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The 24 Democrats

Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. ... Read More