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 — 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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