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Losing

Evangelicals Are Losing the Battle for the Bible. And They’re Just Fine with That. by Jim Hinch. Evangelical Christianity in America is in the midst of a wholesale generational, cultural, and doctrinal transformation. Confronted by a secularizing and diversifying society, […]

Drugs

War, on Drugs by Peter Frankopan. Killing people is hard and horrible. No wonder that warriors, from berserkers to jihadis, need drugs to get in the mood. More.

Lack

The Lack of Diversity in Philosophy Is Blocking Its Progress by Peter Levine. Philosophy is a remarkably un-diverse discipline. Compared with other scholars who read, interpret and assign texts, philosophers in the United States typically choose a much higher percentage […]

Blissfulness

The Strange Blissfulness of Storms by Sarah Scoles. Is there a biochemical reason that extreme weather makes us happy? More.

Renewing

Renewing the University by Alan Jacobs. For the past several years, American universities have been buzzing with protests and counter-protests, charges and counter-charges. These have centered on a rather small cluster of concepts: safe spaces, the campus as home, microaggressions, […]

Exceptionalism

CRB reviews American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion by John D. Wilsey.

Fiasco

California Hits the Brakes on High-Speed Rail Fiasco by Virginia Postrel. California’s high-speed rail project increasingly looks like an expensive social science experiment to test just how long interest groups can keep money flowing to a doomed endeavor before elected […]

Wrong?

Has Physics Gotten Something Really Important Really Wrong? by Adam Frank. Sometimes the most important step one can take in science is back. When the path towards progress in a field becomes muddied, the best response may be to step […]

Loser

The weaponised Loser by Stephen T Asma. Mass shootings have one thing in common: toxic masculinity. Where does it come from and what can be done to stop it? More.

Truth

Universities’ War Against Truth by Roger Scruton. Having beliefs and expressing them is no longer tolerated and the contagion is spreading. More.

Perfected

Liberals Shouldn’t Complain About ‘Paranoia And Fear.’ They Perfected It. by David Harsanyi. No one is innocent when it comes to manipulating voters with emotion. More.

Leave

Brexit: Why Britain Voted Leave by Nathan Pinkoski. Arguments about the UK’s Brexit referendum were framed in terms of the UK’s global economic and political role. But the real issues for Brits were closer to home: whether they trusted their […]

Aftermath

Brexit’s Complicated Aftermath by Theodore Dalrymple. What comes next? Nobody really knows. More.

Disrespect

Medical Disrespect by Ilana Yurkiewicz. Bullying doctors are not just unpleasant, they are dangerous. Can we change the culture of intimidation in our hospitals? More.

Liberty

CJ reviews Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People by Randy Barnett.

Undercover

Undercover Atheists by Batya Ungar-Sargon. Seduced by science and rationalism, yet tied to their families and communities, Hasidic atheists opt for a double life. More.

Overreach

The Progressive Playbook for Government Overreach by Douglas Holtz-Eakin. The U.S. has witnessed a daunting explosion of federal regulatory activity during the presidency of Barack Obama. To date, the administration has finalized nearly 28,000 rules. In the process, it generated […]

Walking

The End of Walking by Antonia Malchik. In Orwellian fashion, Americans have been stripped of the right to walk, challenging their humanity, freedom and health. More.

Rites

Matthew J. Franck reviews Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith by Francis J. Beckwith.

Cult

Gordon Haber reviews The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream by Chris Lehmann.