Bushwackery Hackery

Long gone are the days of P.J. O’Rourke and Tom Wolfe. Rolling Stone magazine, once home to serious and seriously fun journalism, has lost its edge. Its grip on music and

Short of Glorious

Looking for proof of life in that American institution, the short story, can seem like a fool’s errand. Few magazines publish short stories. Few Americans read them – you won’t

Interview With… Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley, author of many well-known Washington satires - Thank You for Smoking , Little Green Men , and the forthcoming Florence of Arabia - recently sat down for an interview with Doublethink editor David Skinner. The debriefing

The Best Defense

The fate of Charlie Dingleman, the protagonist of Jeffrey Frank’s novel Bad Publicity , brings to mind contemporary American foreign policy debates. Charlie, a former congressman now shilling for a K Street