I am proud to announce that Millman’s Shakesblog is joining the Arts and Letters page at The American Conservative. I’ve been blogging for TAC for a few months now on other topics, and have been eagerly awaiting the moment, now arrived, when they bring my theatre criticism under their general wing.
Apropos of the name of the magazine, I should stress that I don’t particularly consider myself a “conservative” (certainly not as that word has been used in contemporary politics). When I first joined TAC, I introduced myself as their new “house liberal” - but that’s not quite accurate either; like most people, I’m something of a mish-mash. What appealed to me about joining TAC was the opportunity to be part of a magazine dedicated to the conservative virtues - attachment to place, to history, to the “little world” - and to pushing back against the notion that these virtues have anything to do with promoting an extremely aggressive foreign policy or an unregulated financial sector. And the defense of the “little world” has everything to do with my love of the theatre.
In any event, my continually-evolving politics aside, I hope those of you who have been following me here will continue to follow me there.