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Roger Kimball

Roger Kimball is the editor and publisher of the New Criterion, publisher of Encounter Books and a Spectator columnist and contributing editor.

Economics

Taking a page from Lenin’s playbook

It’s like Biden wants us to be poor

By Roger Kimball

Politics

The sequel to January 6

When can we expect the select committee to investigate the plot to assassinate Kavanaugh?

By Roger Kimball

Drink

The learned drinkers

‘Old wine not only tastes better but is better for one’s health’

By Roger Kimball

Business

Woke is truly going broke

Netflix is just the latest casualty

By Roger Kimball

Politics

We must stand up for private rights

Against a rampant and engorging bureaucratic Leviathan

By Roger Kimball

Drink

Bargain Brazilian wines

Brazil’s light, fruity and approachable wines are likely to find a place in the American market

By Roger Kimball

Drink

Tastes of paradise

Blue skies, periodic showers that freshen the verdure and intelligent governance from Ron DeSantis: no wonder they call it paradise

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Why not Trump in 2024?

National Review’s Never Trump redux gets it wrong

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Kamala Harris laughs at a war

The vice president’s ‘diplomatic jaunt’ around Eastern Europe was an embarrassment

By Roger Kimball

Europe

Kamala invades Poland

Witness the art of cackle diplomacy

By Roger Kimball

Russia

The Ukraine debacle showcases Joe Biden’s many failures

Thanks to his energy policy, the US is helping to fund Russia’s military adventurism

By Roger Kimball

Drink

The heady reds of Avignon

The big three grapes in a typical Châteauneuf-du-Pape are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre

By Roger Kimball

COVID

Little Justin and the secession of the plebs

Is it time for freedom-loving Canadians to mount a general strike?

By Roger Kimball

COVID

A plague of phony experts and elites

Totalitarian ideas are now out in the open

By Roger Kimball

COVID

End of the road for malicious lockdowns

Our elites are finally waking up to the consequences — or maybe they’re just scared of growing public anger

By Roger Kimball

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