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Radicals

The New York Journal of Books reviews Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science by Michael Brooks. “It’s comforting to know that the people we rely on care about us and their work with all their hearts. But it’s uncomfortable […]

Killed

How Highbrows Killed Culture by Fred Siegel. It is one of the foundational myths of contemporary liberalism: the idea that American culture in the 1950s was not only stifling in its banality but a subtle form of fascism that constituted […]

Heresies

Michael Sean Winters pans Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat. Ross Douthat’s analysis of religion in America is more sophisticated than the analysis of, say, Rick Santorum—but not by much. There are many ways […]

Fear

“Crucify Them”: The Obama Way by Michelle Malkin. One of President Obama’s radical eco-bureaucrats has apologized for confirming an indelible truth: This White House treats politically incorrect private industries as public enemies who deserve regulatory death sentences. Environmental Protection Agency […]

Fraying

In Europe, a Marriage Shows Signs of Fraying by Floyd Norris. If the European monetary union is something like a bad marriage, what can be done to avoid a messy and disastrous divorce? Broadly speaking, there are now two prescriptions. […]

Aristocracy

Wisconsin’s New Aristocracy Is On The Ballot by Peter Ferrara. Our Founding Fathers carefully eliminated in American law every special legal privilege of the old aristocracies of Europe. They strongly favored instead equality under the law, later enshrined in the […]

Collapse

As California Collapses, Obama Follows Its Lead by Joel Kotkin. Barack Obama learned the rough sport of politics in Chicago, but his domestic policies have been shaped by California’s progressive creed. As the Golden State crumbles, its troubles point to […]

Better?

The new Egypt, better than the old Egypt? Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives for up to six hours after their death, local media is claiming. The controversial new law is claimed […]

Two Views

60 Minutes Smears Israel for Christian Exodus From Holy Land by Dexter Van Zile. Palestinian Christians, like other religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East, are the target of mistreatment, harassment and in some instances, violent oppression at the […]