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LARB reviews Self: Philosophy in Transit by Barry Dainton. One of the notable features of human beings is our ability to sleepily glance at the bathroom mirror in the morning, and not only recognize ourselves, but also reflectively note, “Hmm, […]


The Trouble With Scientists by Philip Ball. Sometimes it seems surprising that science functions at all. In 2005, medical science was shaken by a paper with the provocative title “Why most published research findings are false.”1 Written by John Ioannidis, […]


The Horrors of Self-Esteem by Theodore Dalrymple. The shallowest and least attractive of modern psychological concepts is probably that of self-esteem. More.


Defending Freedom of Speech by Geert Wilders. We should never allow ourselves to be intimidated. And here, in America, you are allowed to make pictures and drawings, no matter what the Sharia says. … If we react to threats over […]

Mattress Wars

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Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? Three Views on the Bible’s Earliest Chapters (Excerpts). This series features excerpts from the newly released book Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible’s Earliest Chapters, part of Zondervan’s Counterpoints series in […]

Red Tape

Red Tape Rising: Six Years of Escalating Regulation Under Obama by James L. Gattuso and Diane Katz. The number and cost of government regulations continued to climb in 2014, intensifying Washington’s control over the economy and Americans’ lives. The addition […]


End of Religion? Symposium at Baylor University. In recent years, religion’s decline and imminent fall has been a source of intense interest to media and academics alike. Repeated surveys have been cited as showing the decline of American faith, the […]


Let’s Burn The Global Warming Heretic! by David Harsanyi. Will Cain, ESPN’s new hire, has appeared on The Blaze, CNN, “The View,” etc., and is by any measure an affable moderate right-of-center squish—a fact that would be apparent to anyone […]


The Federalist debates Reason‘s roundtable discussion (linked below) on reform conservatism.