Joseph Bottum, Author at The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Joseph Bottum
Joseph Bottum is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard. 
by | Jul 19, 2020

There’s a type of writing you’ve probably read a dozen times in recent months: a newspaper op-ed, a magazine essay of the kind that reporters used to call a thumbsucker. A think-piece, written in a deep and pensive prose. Reflective,…

by | Dec 29, 2019

Let’s start with a story. Just a few years ago, when I first turned to think seriously about the changes wrought by 40 years of the computer revolution, I found myself in a meeting with some senior figures in cybertechnology:…

by | Mar 23, 2011

The Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1 Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith et al. (University of California Press, 743 pages, $34.95) There’s something curiously unsatisfying about Mark Twain, something strangely incomplete about nearly all his…

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