Opinions and analysis from Lapham’s Quarterly writers and editors.

June 29, 2015

June 16, 2015

All That Glitters

By Miles Klee

During the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s, “Soapy” Smith made a fortune taking advantage of would-be millionaires. A hundred years later, the aspirational rich are still the easiest targets.

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June 23, 2015

A Much-Hated Flag


A debate over the Confederate flag at the South Carolina capitol. 


Figuring out the flag in the first place. 

June 18, 2015

The Irish Question


A tragic accident brings up charges of bigotry. 


An unflattering portrait of an immigrant community.