Politics

Brazen

Here’s the Data Republicans Just Allowed ISPs to Sell Without Your Consent by Sam Gustin. Privacy watchdogs blasted the vote as a brazen GOP giveaway to the broadband industry. More.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Worse

Breaking Faith by Peter Beinart. The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse. More.

Awakening

Europe’s Turkish Awakening by Burak Bekdil. Turkey, officially, is a candidate for full membership in the European Union. It is also negotiating with Brussels a deal that would allow millions of Turks to travel to Europe without visa. But Turkey […]

Limits

Neil Gorsuch, Natural Law, and the Limits of Judicial Power by Samuel Gregg. What does natural law say about the power of judges in constitutional systems of government? More.

(Re)Secularizing

(Re)Secularizing the University by Michael Rectenwald. The religion of social-justice activism on campus breeds a new kind of secularism. More.

Sordid

Sordid but Not Guilty by Theodore Dalrymple. What a criminal trial of two soccer players says about British society. More.

Rebuilding

PD reviews Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture by Anthony Esolen.

Successor?

On Deck? by Seth Barron. New York City public advocate Letitia “Tish” James announced her most recent crusade this week: to ban New York City from doing business with any company that assists in building President Trump’s promised wall—“a monument […]

Option II

John Waters interviews Rod Dreher about his latest book, The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.

Crisis

The Crisis of Liberty in the West by Ryan Anderson. The West faces a deep crisis of liberty. Full human flourishing is hindered by the dawning collapse of civil society and by crony capitalism and cultural cronyism. Natural law arguments, […]

Barbarians

Barbarians and the Civilized by Pascal Bruckner. The spirit of critical examination remains the West’s best defense against fanaticism and brutality. More.

Blitzed

NYRB reviews Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler.