Is Gun Control The Ultimate Political Litmus Test?

Over the past 40 years, I’ve been paid to write more than two million words. Sooner or later, every one of them came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single-issue thinker and a single-issue voter. It isn’t true. In a world where there’s never enough […]

Suppose You’re Fond of Books . . .

You like their leather bindings, their fancy endpapers, the way they speak to you of other times and places, the way they feel in your hand. You like the way they smell. Naturally, you’re aware that books are dangerous. Over the long, sad, gory course of history, they’ve resulted in the slaughter of millions. Books like Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Das Kapital, […]