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Mark Helprin, whose novels include Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War and Freddy and Fredericka, is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute who writes the regular "Parthian Shot" column for the Claremont Review of Books.
Helprin's writing has appeared in The New Yorker for two decades. He has written on politics and aesthetics for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Criterion, National Review, The American Heritage, The Wall Street Journal (of which he is a contributing editor), The New York Times, and many other publications here and abroad.
Raised on the Hudson and in the British West Indies, Helprin holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford. He served in the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force.
A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Helprin has been awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Prix de Rome.
His website is http://www.markhelprin.com.
- Freddy and Fredericka, by Mark Helprin
- The Pacific and Other Stories, by Mark Helprin
- A Dove of the East and Other Stories, by Mark Helprin
- Refiner's Fire, by Mark Helprin
- Ellis Island and Other Stories
- Winter's Tale, by Mark Helprin
- Swan Lake, by Mark Helprin
- A Soldier of the Great War, by Mark Helprin
- Memoir From Antproof Case, by Mark Helprin
Articles by Mark Helprin
Unless Iran is stripped of its nuclear potential in the near future we will be facing a new and perilous front.
An essay and reminiscence.
Our fate depends upon our understanding and use of language.
It takes more than an election to make a president.
We are in the midst of our own cultural revolution.
One year later.
Some political and ethical issues do not present opportunities for nuance and compromise.
The foundations of our liberty are washing away.
Perhaps we will stumble into the next Great War.
Both his character and his work elicit admiration.
Our language wars reflect our political, philosophical, and cultural divisions.
A nation which refuses effective defense and just retaliation will sooner or later cease to exist.
America's defense is missing in action.
No good case exists for the inequality of real and intellectual property in the United States.
In February 1945, when President Franklin Roosevelt received Ibn Saud on the deck of the USS Quincy, the king was a supplicant.
Israel is able to destroy the Iranian nuclear weapons program
Do Americans understand that war and death abhor a vacuum of strength
Newly Revised, Rearranged, Expanded, and Corrected According to Modern Principles
President Barack Obama believes, as he put it in his third debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, that though
English language are ravished by contemporary American politics
Barack Obama asks America to cast off many of its traditions in favor of the European model of governance and society
The Iranian nuclear program is a mortal threat the president of the United States fails adequately to address.
According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, Doris Boitnott, assistant director of the Virginia Education Association (something one might once have called a union
A Space Odyssey suggested that in another 30 years commercial flights to the moon,
Reductions in nuclear arms make America less safe.
further reductions in American military power are warranted and unavoidable
Sixty-five years after Germany's campaign to exterminate the Jews, of the many countries in the world Israel is the only one repeatedly subjected to calls for its extinction
Lurking about the presidency in the guise of secretary of state,
If two locomotives are running at each other on the same track, it is possible that one will derail before impact or an earthquake will disalign their paths, but more likelyâ€”here is what is going to happen in the Western Pacific as the United States and China converge on a collision course.
Cancelling the F-22 Raptor, the most capable fighter plane ever produced, is yet another act in the tragedy of a nation.
With both a collapsing economy and natural gas reserves sufficient to produce 270 years of electricit
Memo to the Somali Pirates
Mark Helprin rebuts Peter Wehner?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?óÔÇ×?ós defense of the Bush Doctrine.
We ignore Chinaâ€™s grand strategy at our peril.
Which would the regime in Sudan prefer - annihilation or the discontinuation of its campaign of mass murder?
McCain is the only Republican candidate with a chance of winning, and thus preserving conservatism.
Germany, Russia, and the evolving situation in Europe.
In the heat of a failing war, historical processes have unfrozen.
China is not as technically dependent as we are.
We face a danger that approaches steadily from the far distance like a tsunami in slow motion.
The Hidden Meanings of Bernard de Con's Account of the Assault on Fort Ticonderoga.
Why Israel won this battle, but greater ones lie ahead.
When nations in decline are assaulted from without, they often lose the capacity to defend sensibly.
The Left openly disdains the Constitution when it frustrates any of their preferences.
Democracies are peaceful countries?
Why does the Left so often abstain from defending not only American interests but the U.S. itself?
A strategy for victory in the war on terrorism.
More than merely winning the war in Iraq, we needed to stun the Arab World.