The Corner

On HPL

Derb: I’m a fan of H. P. Lovecraft’s fiction and have written about it here. I would wager that this is the only article ever to compare a cry for Yog-Sothoth to the screams of Howard Dean.

On many cultural questions, Lovecraft was a traditionalist. But he was also an atheist and, on economic matters, a socialist. He isn’t much of a model for conservatives today. But he sure could write haunting stories.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.