Donn Day

Jihadi

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus by Patrick Kingsley. When 22 Christian refugees gathered in the basement of an apartment in Istanbul early on a recent Sunday afternoon, it was quickly clear that this was no ordinary prayer meeting. Several […]

Illusions

Globalist Illusions and the Folly of Global Governance by Samuel Gregg. Global governance projects don’t just foster unaccountable bureaucracies and rule by experts. They are increasingly corrupting the idea of human rights. More.

Counter

How To Counter Political Islam by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It is refreshing and heartening that President Trump acknowledges the need for an ideological campaign against “radical Islam.” This deserves to be called a paradigm shift. President Bush often referred to […]

Scam

AP Classes Are a Scam by John Tierney. The College Board earns over half of all its revenues from the courses—and, in an uncertain environment, students keep being suckered. More.

Forgetting

The Great Forgetting by Kristin Ohlson. Our first three years are usually a blur and we don’t remember much before age seven. What are we hiding from ourselves? More.

Reins

Jesus Take the Reins by Lyndsie Bourgon. In the fast-growing cowboy church movement, the trappings of traditional worship are eschewed to entice people through the door, dung-covered boots and all. More.

Reboot?

Out of the Ashes by Lewis Dartnell. It took a lot of fossil fuels to forge our industrial world. Now they’re almost gone. Could we do it again without them? More.

Management

The Management Myth by Matthew Stewart. Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead. More.

Cosmo

Cosmopolitan Hates For Women To Orgasm If Men Enjoy It Too by Robert Tracinski. Cosmopolitan has a long history of giving young women bad advice about how to deal with the young men in their lives, but they really outdid […]

Freedom

Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court, and Religious Freedom by Richard W. Garnett. A little over a year ago, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died. Justice Scalia was among the most consequential jurists in American history. For many traditional religious believers, mainstream […]

Liberalism

The New Yorker reviews Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra, A Culture of Growth by Joel Mokyr, and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari.

Mayhem

No Thug Left Behind by Katherine Kersten. Obsessed with “racial equity,” St. Paul schools abandoned discipline—and unleashed mayhem. More.

Prophetic

The Last Hollow Laugh by Paul Sagar. Since Francis Fukuyama proclaimed ‘The End of History’ 25 years ago, he has been much maligned. His work now seems prophetic. More.

Prescription II

The Benedict Option and the Way of Exchange by Alan Jacobs. Surely there has never been a richer and more deeply faithful model of Christian faith and practice than that offered by the leaders of the Church in Roman Cappadocia […]

Prescription?

Not Benedictine Enough: Rod Dreher’s Diagnosis and Prescription for American Christianity by Nathaniel Peters. If the Benedict Option is just Christianity, it is neither inherently Benedictine nor is it optional. If it is a feeling and an intuition, it needs […]

Epidemic

The Night Shift by Jacob Silverman. The true cause of our sleeplessness epidemic. More.

Locke?

Jefferson, Locke, and the Declaration of Independence by Robert Curry. Although Christopher Hitchens was often cheerfully iconoclastic, his 2005 biography of Thomas Jefferson affirmed the scholarly and popular consensus: the Declaration of Independence is based on John Locke’s ideas. But […]

Oman

Oman: The Middle East’s Most Surprising Country by Daniel Pipes. Oman, where I have spent the past week, is an Arab country unlike any other. More.

Psychedelic

The Psychedelic Miracle by Mac McClelland. How some doctors are risking everything to unleash the healing power of MDMA, ayahuasca and other hallucinogens. More.

Attachment

Responding to your Partner’s Attachment Style by David Ludden. The Golden Rule doesn’t always work in marriage. More.