Summer 2018

Cover Story

In the Labyrinth of #MeToo

Addressing sexual aggression and power in contemporary society also means questioning what the feminist movement has really been about

by Sandra M. Gilbert


Working for Bobby

Fifty years ago, I campaigned for RFK for president, and was nearby when the dream died with him

by Steven L. Isenberg

The End of Liberalism

What happens when public opinion is diminished and popular sentiment is aroused

by John Lukacs


The stones, shimmering and precious, connect a writer to her generous, enigmatic mother

by Sheila Kohler

In Search of Lost Travels

How remembrances from far away steel the soul

by Jeffrey Tayler

Home, Home On the Road

His father’s long-time obsession with recreational vehicles leads a writer to hit the highway

by David Owen


Book Essay

Force of Nature

Force of Nature

The racing tides beneath Peter Matthiessen’s literary achievement

Jeff Wheelwright

Book Reviews

Robben Island Days

Robben Island Days

A South African leader’s jailhouse correspondence during apartheid

Douglas Foster
Monstrous Achievement

Monstrous Achievement

Two hundred years on, a writer’s cautionary tale still captivates

Valerie Martin
A Life’s Work Gone to Seed

A Life’s Work Gone to Seed

The lost cultivations of an often overlooked colonial scientist

Verlyn Klinkenborg
Everything Was Radiant

Everything Was Radiant

A Soviet reactor’s meltdown and its far-reaching consequences

Kristen Iversen
“I Figured What the Hell”

“I Figured What the Hell”

A pugnacious reporter looks back on his legendary career

Graeme Wood
Split Decisions

Split Decisions

A renowned neuroscientist examines human experience

Richard Restak