John McWhorter
column
America in 2018
Starbucks and the Swimming Pool

Of course racism still exists in today’s America. But that doesn’t mean the emerging orthodoxy on racism is a healthy corrective.

column
(Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
race and admissions
Affirming Disadvantage

The old rationales for racial preferences in admissions no longer make any sense. It’s time for enlightened America to hit the reset button.

column
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The Great Awokening
Atonement as Activism

Today’s consciousness-raising on race is less about helping black people than it is about white people seeking grace.

column
Drew Angerer/Getty Images
The Best Words
Trump and the Future of English

The President’s language usage reflects less how we will use language than ways that we actually already do.

feature
Music History
The Rag Man

Revisiting America’s master musical miniaturist, Scott Joplin.

feature
Scott Barbour/Getty Images
Mutatis Mutandis
Change Is Now

The uses and abuses of time in contemporary theater.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2018 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.