When I was eight-years old, I was in love.
In "The Idler" (September 1, 1759), Samuel Johnson observed: "Men complain of nothing more frequently than loss of memory."
I think it was Jean Améry who said that once you have been tortured you remain tortured.
This year marks the 40thanniversary of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's famous Harvard commencement address, "A World Split Apart."
Every once in a while a letter comes in that's worth sharing with a wider audience.
In his biblical interpretation, Jordan Peterson re-presents in powerful and fresh ways the stories that have animated Western culture.
When I was asked to name the contemporary writer whom I most admired, I used without hesitation to say — until he died in 2014 — Pierre Ryckmans, better known as Simon Leys.
The Irish Post Office has issued a stamp to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Ernesto Guevara.
Third in a series on an essential, often misunderstood element of the moral life.