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Daniel Dreisbach reviews Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry.
Liberty and Community After Progressivism by Ted McAlliste. Robert Nisbet’s most important and yet neglected insight is that modern individualism and collectivism are the twin movements of modern democratic despotism. The first liberates individuals from myriad forms of authority (e.g., [...]
When Is It OK To Spank? by Melinda Wenner Moyer. A lot of what you’ve heard about the dangers of spanking might not be true. More at Slate.
Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do’ by Jason DeParle. Jessica Schairer has so much in common with her boss, Chris Faulkner, that a visitor to the day care center they run might get them confused. They are both friendly white [...]
36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes by Andrew Malcolm. How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay [...]
A Woman’s Place by Ken Auletta. Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture? More at The New Yorker.