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The WSJ reviews Éminence: Richelieu and the Rise of France by Jean-Vincent Blanchard.


Ana Nogales: Liars and Deceivers. Who hasn’t lied? Everyone! But, why? Most people say they lie to not hurt others, so as not to say something that is hurtful or cause pain. However, this rationale, in and of itself, is […]


Here’s a review of I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution by Craig Marks & Rob Tannenbaum. At a minute past midnight on Aug. 1, 1981, a new cable channel announced its launch by playing […]

Mainstream Islam

Christopher Caldwell reviews Citizen Islam: The Future of Muslim Integration in the West by Zeyno Baran. In the Divisive, decade-old War on Terror, one certitude unites the warriors and the conscientious objectors. It is that Islamism is not to be […]


Newsweek: The Shakespeare Shakedown. Roland Emmerich’s inadvertently comic new movie, Anonymous, purports to announce to the world that the works we deluded souls imagine to have been written by one William Shakespeare were actually penned by Edward de Vere, the […]

First Crusade

An eyewitness account of a clash between Christians and Muslims in 1097. Peter Tudebode was a Poitevin priest who was part of the First Crusade, perhaps with forces of the count of Toulouse. He wrote his account, the Historia de […]


One of the reasons I would never have voted for Obama was due to his selection of Joe Biden as his V.P. To those of us on the Right, Biden would be the equivalent of a Palin or Bachmann to […]

No Debate

Richard Dawkins explains why he won’t debate William Lane Craig. Don’t feel embarrassed if you’ve never heard of William Lane Craig. He parades himself as a philosopher, but none of the professors of philosophy whom I consulted had heard his […]

Power of the Press

No Time for Conservative Faculty by Daphne Patail. I’m totally baffled by the general looniness that seems to pop up when the liberal-left side talks about Republicans and the wealthy. And it all “trickles down,” so that students parrot the […]

Huddle Up

Progressives, Islamists Huddle at Justice Department by Neil Munro. Top Justice Department officials convened a meeting Wednesday where invited Islamist advocates lobbied them for cutbacks in anti-terror funding, changes in agents’ training manuals, additional curbs on investigators and a legal […]