John J. Miller

About John J. Miller

John J. Miller is director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College and writes for National Review, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He is the author of five books, including The First Assassin and The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football.

“Advise and Consent”: A Great Novel Returns

By |2015-10-23T11:19:29-05:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Books, Politics|

One of the best descriptions of Washington, D.C., and its permanent political class comes in the second chapter of Advise and Consent, the 1959 novel by Allen Drury: “It is a city of temporaries, a city of just-arriveds and only-visitings, built on the shifting sands of politics, filled with people passing through. They may [...]

Kirk and His Ghostly Tales

By |2017-06-16T11:29:50-05:00August 10th, 2010|Categories: Books, Culture, Russell Kirk, W. Winston Elliott III|Tags: |

“I did not love cold harmony and perfect regularity of organization; what I sought was variety, mystery, tradition, the venerable, the awful. I despised sophisters and calculators; I was groping for faith, honor, and prescriptive loyalties. I would have given any number of neo-classical pediments for one poor battered gargoyle.”—Russell Kirk, regarding his ghost [...]

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