Adam Kirsch is a senior editor at The New Republic and a columnist for Tablet

Haute Noir

The Nobel-prize winner’s metaphysical mysteries relentlessly explore his own past and that of his native France, but the search for answers is never afforded an easy solution.

The Battle of Algiers

Camus’s legacy is haunted by his hesitation to support Algerian independence, but Adam Kirsch says that he gets to the heart of questions over when to act.

Exit Left

Jean-Paul Sartre was once the world’s most famous philosopher, but Adam Kirsch shows how ideology changed him into an apologist.