Mark Hemingway
Mark Hemingway
Mark Hemingway

Mark Hemingway is the Book Editor at The Federalist, and was formerly a senior writer at The Weekly Standard. Follow him on Twitter at @heminator

How To Make Sense Of Trump’s ‘Capitalist Comeback’

In Andrew Puzder’s new book, ‘The Capitalist Comeback,’ the CEO and Trump’s former labor secretary nominee makes a compelling economic case for the benefits of fewer regulations and limited government.

What Molly Ringwald’s New Yorker Essay Gets Wrong About Filmmaker John Hughes

John Hughes simply must be defended. He was a singular talent and could be considered the most overtly America-loving filmmaker since Frank Capra.

How The Autotuned ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Explains Everything Wrong With Pop Music

The two-part formula for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was putting a darker spin on very conventional melodies and employing a lot of dynamics.

Porn Star Commits Suicide After Mob Hounds Her For Refusing Partner Who Had Gay Sex

You really have to marvel at how fast we’ve progressed from ‘Bake the cake, bigot’ to ‘Take off your dress, bigot.’

Why Liberals Have Such A Hard Time With ‘Monstrous Men’ And Their Art

While it’s not a universal truism, more often than not, bad morals make for bad art, and the unwillingness to say so produces even worse criticism.

Tom Coburn Has A Plan To Fight Washington And Save America

In ‘Smashing the DC Monopoly,’ the legendarily principled former senator explains just how corrupt Washington is and lays out a credible plan to amend the Constitution and make the reforms Congress won’t.

What The NFL Could Learn From MLK And The Civil Rights Protests

Before the late 1960s turned American political protests into a contradictory spectacle, civil rights protests were a case study in disciplined political campaigning.

A 4-Time World Champion Whistler On Learning To Whistle While You Work

‘Find Your Whistle,’ a book written by four-time world champion whistler Chris Ullman, turns out to be a surprising font of well-considered lessons on how to live a life that is meaningful to others.

We All Need To Admit That America Has A Tattoo Problem

America, we need to talk. You might not want to admit this, but you need to hear the truth. You have a tattoo problem.

The Federalist’s 2017 Guide To Summer Reading

Looking for something to read as you squeeze in one more trip to the beach or mountains this summer? Federalist writers offer their recommendations.

Sen. Ben Sasse’s Plan To Save America, One Child At A Time

In Ben Sasse’s new book, ‘The Vanishing American Adult,’ the Nebraska senator offers up thoughtful and practical advice on how to cultivate self-reliance among our future citizens. But are we too self-absorbed to do anything about it?

Is This The Beginning Of The End Of Europe?

In his new book, ‘The End of Europe,’ journalist James Kirchick provides ample reasons to worry that Europe is once again a power keg of illiberal attitudes and political instability.

An Autopsy On ‘The Death Of Expertise’

In his new book ‘The Death of Expertise,’ Tom Nichols takes a sobering and witty look at why the information age has paradoxically become a bonfire of of arrogance and ignorance that threatens to engulf us all.

Why The Press Needs To Stop Comparing Everything To Watergate

By now, John Dean’s pronouncements on the scandals du jour have become one of the most predictable tropes in political journalism.

The Art Of Living And Writing Freely Can Save Us From Ourselves

In his new book ‘The Art of Being Free,’ James Poulos puts twenty-first-century popular culture and the Western canon in a blender and comes up with a wholly original book that reshapes what we think about freedom.

3 Dumb Arguments About Donald Trump’s Win Democrats Need To Stop Making Immediately

Why are Democrats doing everything in their power to make sure Donald Trump runs roughshod over them and wins so much he gets sick of winning?

How To Talk To A Millennial About Donald Trump This Thanksgiving

You and I both know that as much as you claim to dislike returning to Grand Rapids, you wanted to be here. It was just too depressing to watch Netflix alone in that dreary shoebox you rent in Red Hook.

Hillary Clinton Was The Lady Ghostbusters Of Presidential Candidates

It turns out that people liked the original, male version of the Clinton candidacy a lot more than the expensive reboot.

The Literary Inspiration Behind ‘Stranger Things’

It’s not all Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter references—Netflix’s hit show is also an ’80s nostalgia trip for fans of the decade’s horror novels and pulp fiction.

This Blockbuster Book Explores The State Of Hillbilly America

J.D. Vance’s memoir ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ offers a personal and informative look at the cultural and economic forces that are causing white America to come undone.