Benjamin DeMott

Benjamin Demott is Mellon Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Amherst. His most recent book is Junk Politics: The Trashing of the American Mind. (May 2005)

Guilt Stalker

Guilt Stalker

The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions

by Rick Moody

September 26, 2002 issue

The West Virginian

The West Virginian

For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

by Jedediah Purdy

March 9, 2000 issue

A Hard Case

James Forrestal: A Study of Personality Politics and Policy

by Arnold A. Rogow

February 6, 1964 issue

America Absolved

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

by Richard Hofstadter

June 1, 1963 issue

Subscribe and save 50%!

Read the latest issue as soon as it’s available, and browse our rich archives. You'll have immediate subscriber-only access to over 1,200 issues and 25,000 articles published since 1963.

Subscribe now

Subscribe and save 50%!

Get immediate access to the current issue and over 25,000 articles from the archives, plus the NYR App.

Already a subscriber? Sign in