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The 99-Percent Solution by Roger Kimball. I’ve always had a soft spot for Karl Marx’s famous mot about Hegel’s observation that history repeats itself. “He forgot to add,” said the Caliph of Communism, “the first time as tragedy, the second [...]
Placebo-Ball: The Science of Baseball’s Magical Necklaces by John Timmer. As fans celebrate and detractors deride, baseball is a sport ridden with superstition. Playing 162 games per season will do that, leading to all manner of lucky hats (bats, chew [...]
Christian Minorities Forced by Fear into the Dictators’ Fold by Michael Young. The recent violence in Egypt between Copts and the Egyptian army, with its sectarian overtones, poured ice on the high expectations surrounding the Arab intifadas. Arab Christians in [...]