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Roger Kimball

Roger Kimball
Roger Kimball is Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. He is also an art critic for the London Spectator and National Review. His most recent books include The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia (St. Augustine’s Press, 2012).

Future Tense: The Lessons of Culture in an Age of Upheaval

Future Tense

The Lessons of Culture in an Age of Upheaval

By Roger Kimball | Hardcover $23.99

Many have observed that we are living through a world historical moment of which Hegel spoke: a time when many of the traditional assumptions about the shape and future of culture are suddenly in play. As The New Criterion embarks on its fourth decade of publication, the magazine commemorates its commitment to the civilizing values [...]

The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art

The Rape of the Masters

How Political Correctness Sabotages Art

By Roger Kimball | Paperback $17.95

Colleges and universities used to teach art history to encourage connoisseurship and acquaint students with the riches of our artistic heritage. But now, as Roger Kimball shows in this witty and provocative book, the student is less likely to learn about the aesthetics of master works than be told, for instance, that Peter Paul Rubens’s [...]

Lengthened Shadows: America and Its Institutions in the Twenty-First Century

Lengthened Shadows

America and Its Institutions in the Twenty-First Century

By Roger Kimball | paperback $17.95

Even before the events of 9/11, it had become clear that the jagged velocity of twentieth-century life had catapulted the United States to a rare, perhaps unprecedented, preeminence on the world stage. How that preeminence would be handled–to what extent it would even be acknowledged–was rarely addressed. But then came the terrorists’ attacks and in [...]