The Dispatch

Listening to the Experts

April 29, 2020 Anthony Esolen 8

When the novelist Sigrid Undset was making her way from atheism to the Catholic faith, her most powerful guide was the Dominican laywoman Saint Catherine of Siena. The central moral insight in Undset’s most renowned […]


The Invisible Boy

May 28, 2013 Anthony Esolen 0

The press release of the Boy Scouts of America, announcing that they will admit boys who declare themselves to be homosexual: “For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the […]


Dan Brown’s Infernal Fiction

May 22, 2013 Anthony Esolen 0

“That Mickey Spillane, he sure can write!” says one of the amiable losers in the film Marty, after reading a passage of exquisitely bad macho-romance. Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, having written […]