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Love in the Time of Individualism by Julie Beck. Two new books explore America’s changing romantic landscape. More.


Global Warming Alarmists Shouldn’t Exploit Hurricanes by Myron Ebell. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report expresses “low confidence” in predicting increases in the intensity and duration of tropical hurricanes and typhoons worldwide over the long term […]


Our Civiliation is Doomed! by Nigel Barber. What gets us in the end is surprisingly simple and frighteningly obvious. More.


LARB profiles theologian David Bentley Hart.

Too Many?

The Teacher-Shortage Myth by Larry Sand. There is no dearth of teachers; in fact, we may have too many. More.


The First Web Apps: 5 Apps That Shaped the Internet as We Know It by Matthew Guay. Something new was in the air. It was July 1995, the hottest New York summer in a decade and a half, but heat […]


Meet the Leader of the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy by Edward-Isaac Dovere. Jeff Merkley could inherit Bernie Sanders’ progressive mantle in 2020. But for now, he’s spending his time plotting the resistance against the Trump presidency. More.


Why Medicare for All Would Damage our Republic by Jay Cost. Giving trillions to the medical-services industry would turn it into a kind of Praetorian Guard, wielding huge influence over the affairs of state. More.


The Natural Law of Free Speech by William J. Haun. With Progressives increasingly condoning censorship of conservative views as “hate speech,” conservatives are responding with an increasingly absolutist freedom of speech. Some recent essays written in reaction to the Antifa/neo-Nazi […]


Kurds Need A Street: A (Classical) Liberal Case for Kurdistan by Jonah Cohen. The eyes of the world are fixed uneasily upon a referendum about to be held in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Kurds will, undoubtedly, vote for an […]

The Road

The Road Goes on Forever and the Story Never Ends by S. C. Gwynne. Lance Armstrong has a new narrative about his incredible rise and fall. Should we believe him this time? More.


First Things and the Market Economy: A Response to R. R. Reno by Samuel Gregg. More than ever, religiously informed conservatives should underscore the importance of market economies for ordered liberty. More.


Myths and Truths about Successful CEOs by Ray Williams. How CEO stereotypes persist despite contrary evidence. More.


Views Among College Students Regarding the First Amendment: Results from a New Survey by John Villasenor. College students’ views of the First Amendment are of profound importance for multiple reasons. First, colleges and universities are places where intellectual debate should […]


The Green Investment Pension Con by Ike Brannon. Public pensions are complicated beasts. They represent the aggregation of promises made to public employees—both current and former—to pay them benefits from their retirement until their demise. They sum to a growing—albeit […]


Higher Ed’s Latest Taboo Is ‘Bourgeois Norms’ by Heather Mac Donald. An op-ed praising 1950s values provokes another campus meltdown— from the deans on down. More.


How Worried Should We Be About Artificial Intelligence? by Sean Illing. “We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.” More.


NPR reviews World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer.


The American Conservative reviews The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.


Watching William Friedkin’s Documentary About Exorcism Can Make You Believe In God by Samuel Buntz. William Friedkin, director of “The Exorcist,” is releasing a new documentary, “The Devil and Father Amorth,” detailing a real-life exorcism. Last year for Vanity Fair […]