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Defend

Businessman, Defend Thyself by Clifford S. Asness. At Monday’s debate, Trump had many chances to correct his opponent’s misguided economic ideas and assumptions. He didn’t. More.

Despair

Torn Over Donald Trump and Cut Off by Culture Wars, Evangelicals Despair by Laurie Goodstein. [I]n a year when many voters see nothing but bad choices, many evangelicals feel deeply torn. Long part of a reliable Republican voting bloc, many […]

Deeper

Toward a Deeper Discussion about Diversity by Christopher W. Love. Diversity is complex—much more so than our popular treatment of the subject suggests. Shallow thinking about diversity lends itself to a number of fallacies. If we desire a fruitful conversation […]

Decisions

The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions by Emily Singer. Irrationality may be a consequence of the brain’s ravenous energy needs. More.

Populism

Populism, I: American Conservatism and the Problem of Populism by George H. Nash. On the genesis and current trials of the American conservative movement. More.

Sexuality

The New Atlantis: A Special Report on Sexuality and Gender by Lawrence S. Mayer and Paul R. McHugh. Questions related to sexuality and gender bear on some of the most intimate and personal aspects of human life. In recent years […]

Nationalism

Nationalism and the Future of Western Freedom by Yoram Hazony. A conflict is brewing over the shape of the international order. It centers around an idea—a biblical idea—long thought discredited by political elites. More.

Divide

Across the Divide by Alfredo Corchado. The disparities between El Paso and its Mexican sister city, Juárez, dramatize the importance of the rule of law. More.

Speech

Debating NYU’s Jeremy Waldron on Free Speech vs. Hate Speech on College Campuses by Shikha Dalmia. Why America should never join the rest of the world in enacting hate speech bans. More.

Freedom

Samuel Gregg reviews Christianity and Freedom: Historical Perspectives, edited by Timothy Samuel Shah and Allen D. Hertzke.

Eating

Silicon Valley is Eating the Democratic Party by Ryan Hagemann. The Democratic Party of the future will be the party of market liberalism and innovation. More.

Republic

After the Republic by Angelo M. Codevilla. Over the past half century, the Reagan years notwithstanding, our ruling class’s changing preferences and habits have transformed public and private life in America. As John Marini shows in his essay, “Donald Trump […]

Stupefied

Stupefied by André Spicer. How organisations enshrine collective stupidity and employees are rewarded for checking their brains at the office door. More.

Heidegger

Heidegger Was Really a Real Nazi by Adam Kirsch. Is the philosopher’s complexity enough to excuse his overt anti-Semitism? A dive into the so-called ‘black notebooks’ from the 1930s is revealing. More.

Embarrassment

The Clinton-Trump Debate Was An Embarrassment For Everyone Involved by David Harsanyi. On Monday night, America witnessed one of the most worthless, and certainly one of the most infantile, presidential debates in its history. After listening to Donald Trump’s meta-fictions […]

Survive II

Will Millennials Survive The Left? by David Marcus. The New York Times ran a frank op-ed on Friday from a fiction writer burned by the progressive penchant for identity politicking. In his piece titled “Will the Left Survive the Millennials?” […]

Plato’s Bedroom

R.J. Snell reviews Plato’s Bedroom: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love by David K. O’Connor.

Hell

Hell on Earth by Ross Andersen. What happens to life sentences if our lifespan is radically extended? A philosopher talks about future punishment. More.

Hammer

Preet Drops the Hammer by Bob McManus. The damage to Governor Andrew Cuomo will be considerable. More.

Survive?

Will the Left Survive the Millennials? by Lionel Shriver. Midway through my opening address for the Brisbane Writers Festival earlier this month, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a Sudanese-born Australian engineer and 25-year-old memoirist, walked out. Her indignant comments about the event might […]