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Here’s an excerpt from Iran’s Deadly Ambition: The Islamic Republic’s Quest for Global Power by Ilan Berman.


Why I Am a Pro-Life Libertarian by Stephanie Slade. There’s a belief on the American left that says it’s impossible to be both a principled libertarian and a principled pro-lifer—that the two positions are somehow intellectually incompatible. It’s been popping […]


John O. McGinnis reviews Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money by Nathaniel Popper. Related: You can read a sample here.


The Fight Over Transparency: Round Two by Paul D. Thacker and Charles Seife. The backlash against transparency is now underway. The battles being waged are likely to leave their mark over how to perform — and how to interpret — […]


The Reinvention of Black by Mark Peplow. Suddenly, black was everywhere. It caked the flesh of miners and ironworkers; it streaked the walls and windows of industrial towns; it thickened the smoky air above. Proprietors donned black clothing to indicate […]


ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape by Rukmini Callimachi. Claiming the Quran’s support, the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool. More.


Utne Reader provides an excerpt from Sanctifying the SUV: Megachurches, the Prosperity Gospel, and the Suburban Christian by Charity R. Carney.


Next Time Government Gives You Dietary Advice, Consider Doing the Opposite by David Harsanyi. Pointing out the always-changing guidelines of salubrious living is a long-running joke in America. It’s worth remembering, though, that any self-corrections we make, and we make […]