Both poles are overheating in unexpected ways, inflation is rising across the world, a senseless war rages in Eastern Europe, food shortages threaten in the Middle East, catastrophic droughts appear to have become permanent climactic features in many parts of the world, disinformation and lies spread like a disease, theread more

It is late at night and I am full of dreams. I travel the vast labyrinth of the mind, these days inevitably to Russia. I live in a world which has no history, and so is ruled by a secret that it does not itself acknowledge: that very history. Nothingread more

I think freedom loving people around the world, including most trapped in Vladimir Putin’s atrocious dictatorship, have been appalled by his sending the Russian army into Ukraine. I have also been horrified to see certain elements of the American body politic side with Mr. Putin. By so doing, they haveread more

On an October morning in the mid nineties, Anne and I got in our car and drove down the driveway of our cabin for the last time. My book sales had been declining for years. We simply did not have enough money to both keep our son in school andread more