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Pascal 2.0

Pascal’s Wager 2.0 by Gary Gutting. One benefit of teaching introductory philosophy to undergraduates is that it lets you talk about philosophy with eager and intelligent people who do not come with predispositions formed by years of technical study. This […]

Fantasy

Europe’s Migrant Crisis Is Simply Muslim History vs. Western Fantasy by Raymond Ibrahim. The world as understood by Islamic nations varies wildly from the Western nations’ understanding of the world. Whereas Muslims see the world through the lens of history, […]

Chilling

Legal Expert: Using RICO Against Climate Change Skeptics an Attack on Free Speech by Bruce Parker. A constitutional law expert says using RICO laws to investigate global warming skeptics amounts to an attack on advocacy and free speech. This month, […]

Boom

San Francisco’s Alarming Tech Bro Boom: What Is the Price of Change? by Alexandra Pelosi. By now you must have heard the rumblings coming from the West Coast about “the battle for the heart and soul of The City.” Not […]

Racket

Corporate Social Responsibility Has Become a Racket – and a Dangerous One by Matthew Lynn. It manipulated the pollution levels of its cars. It deliberately designed “defeat” software to fool regulators and, more importantly, customers into thinking it was hitting […]

Cowardice

The Pointless Cowardice of John Boehner by Jeffrey Toobin. The mainstream reaction to the forced resignation of John Boehner as the Speaker of the House has been a kind of weary admiration. He fought the good fight against the extremists […]

Effects

The Economist: A User’s Manual Hardcore, abundant and free: what is online pornography doing to sexual tastes—and youngsters’ minds? More.

Teach

The Image of Liberty: What the Roman Empire Can Teach Us About American Politics by Steven Smith. A look back at the disintegration of republicanism in the Roman Empire yields important lessons for contemporary American government. Will we demand actual […]

Hume

David Womersley reviews Hume: An Intellectual Biography by James A. Harris.

Springtime

Springtime for Liberal Christianity by Ross Douthat. During his in-flight interview between Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis bristled a little when asked about people who claim he’s too liberal, left-wing, even Communist. In his comments on economics, immigration […]

Scientists II

Scientists Should Tell Lawrence Krauss to Shut Up Already by Edward Feser. In a recent opinion piece (linked below) for The New Yorker, physicist Lawrence Krauss proclaims that “all scientists should be militant atheists.” Why? You won’t get any clear […]

Wrong

What the World Got Wrong About Kareem Abdul-Jabbar by Jay Caspian Kang. A long, strange day with the least understood basketball star of all time. More.

Politicization

The Politicization of Middle East Studies by Efraim Karsh and Asaf Romirowsky. It has been a while since the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the largest and most influential professional body for the study of the region, whose 2,700-plus members […]

Tainted

A New Politically Tainted Survey on Campus Sexual Assault by KC Johnson. The often-debunked statistic on campus sexual assault, that one in five women can expect to be attacked, has reappeared, inflated once more–this time to 23 percent–in a survey […]

Scientists

All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists by Lawrence M. Krauss. As a physicist, I do a lot of writing and public speaking about the remarkable nature of our cosmos, primarily because I think science is a key part of our […]

Battle

Why We Need the New Battle for the Bible by Mark Galli. It’s time to turn to Scripture as our final authority. More.

Done

Liberals Are Done Debating by David Harsanyi. Not always. Not everyone. But enough. This week, for example, while thinking about the pope’s take on global warming, I tweeted out this comment: “Celebrate climate change, an externality of the greatest poverty […]

Colonialism

Is the Pope Trying to Redeem Colonialism? by Emma Green. He is canonizing Junipero Serra for saving the souls of native peoples—despite a prevalent contemporary view that Serra was an agent of cultural imperialism. More.

Intolerant

Intolerant of Truth by Heather Mac Donald. Criminologists at the University of California beware: disseminating crime data could put you afoul of university governance. The politically appointed regents of the ten-campus UC system are devising “principles against intolerance” that would […]

Dimming

The Dimming of the Light by Sudhir Hazareesingh. There are many things we have come to regard as quintessentially French: Coco Chanel’s little black dress, the love of fine wines and gastronomy, the paintings of Auguste Renoir, the smell of […]