Culture

Multiplication Tables

Multiplication Tables

Nov 20 2009

No one can accuse Mandolyna Theodoracopulos of not being provocative, and I read her recent post “Jon and Kate Plus Hate” with interest.  I entirely

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Mr. bin Laden, Meet Mr. Kennan”€”A New Containment Policy

Mr. bin Laden, Meet Mr. Kennan”€”A New Containment Policy

Mar 10 2008

    The unilateral declaration of independence by the Kosovo Albanian government on Feb. 17, followed closely by the Bush administration’s enthusiastic endorsement of the

Catholicism

Race, Nationalism, and Patriotism, Part III: Patriotism

Race, Nationalism, and Patriotism, Part III: Patriotism

Jan 31 2008

At long last, we arrive at the end of the line, having examined first race and then nationalism.  I’d like to thank once again all

Catholicism

Race, Nationalism, and Patriotism, Part II: Nationalism

Race, Nationalism, and Patriotism, Part II: Nationalism

Jan 30 2008

As we continue this series on race, nationalism, and patriotism, I’d like to note that the discussion on Part I: Race has been more subdued

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Race, Nationalism, and Patriotism, Part I: Race

Race, Nationalism, and Patriotism, Part I: Race

Jan 29 2008

The furor raised over John Zmirak’s eminently sensible posts “The VDare Monologues” (84 comments, as I write this) and “Rejecting Racialism” (57 comments) has convinced

Catholicism

Mimeographing His Fake Punches

Mimeographing His Fake Punches

Jan 25 2008

From the moment that The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs first appeared, I’ve been a fan.  With his skewering of Silicon Valley culture and his

Manhunt

Ron Paul: The Apple of His Supporters”€™ Eyes

Ron Paul: The Apple of His Supporters”€™ Eyes

Jan 24 2008

In the comments to my post “All Your Thoughts Are Belong To Us,” “MS” (an appropriate pseudonym) remarked, “I"€™ll never understand why liberals like Apple

Immigration

Securing the Border

Securing the Border

Jan 23 2008

The desirability of open borders has become such a given in polite conversation that even some supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul have criticized

Manhunt

A Timely Endorsement

A Timely Endorsement

Jan 22 2008

Just minutes from now (10:50 A.M. CST, January 22, 2008, as I write this), Norma McCorvey, better known by the name “Jane Roe,” is expected

Microsoft

All Your Thoughts Are Belong To Us

All Your Thoughts Are Belong To Us

Jan 17 2008

I’ve never understood the libertarian fascination with Microsoft, a company which, in practice, violates everything libertarians claim they believe in theory.  Microsoft triumphed not by

Immigration

A Sensible Immigration Policy

A Sensible Immigration Policy

Dec 31 2007

It’s good to see that there’s at least one candidate seeking the Republican nomination who believes in a sensible immigration policy: <object width=“425” height=“373”><param name=“movie”

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“€œUnder the Black Flag”€

“€œUnder the Black Flag”€

Dec 28 2007

As the executive editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, it is my honor to welcome our latest monthly columnist, a man who is

Islam

One More Failure

One More Failure

Dec 27 2007

Benazir Bhutto may have been ruthless, conniving, and a “puppet of Pakistan’s military and security services,” as Leon Hadar argues in the January 2008 issue

Iraq war

Next Stop: The Twilight Zone

Next Stop: The Twilight Zone

Dec 23 2007

As the venerable Chicago radio newsman and commentator Paul Harvey would say, “Here is a strange . . . “ According to the time stamp

Britain

It Can”€™t Happen Here

It Can”€™t Happen Here

Dec 20 2007

What’s the most popular boys’ name in Britain?  If you guessed “Jack,” you’d be right.  That’s a pretty common British name—in fact, it’s been the

Manhunt

“€œAnd They Caught Me Off Guard”€

“€œAnd They Caught Me Off Guard”€

Dec 19 2007

So, despite the fervent assurances of true believers in the comments on my posts and Justin’s posts that the Sinclair Lewis quotation was part of

Manhunt

The Catholic League for Neoconservative Politics

The Catholic League for Neoconservative Politics

Dec 19 2007

Oh, Justin, Justin, Justin.  My friend, I know that you’re too intelligent to be taken in by the likes of Bill Donohue.  The same Bill

Manhunt

Even the Wise Make Mistakes

Even the Wise Make Mistakes

Dec 18 2007

I support Ron Paul, and I intend to vote for him in the Illinois primary.  But I had a little different reaction from Justin’s when

Manhunt

Of Jesus, and Satan, and False Prophets

Of Jesus, and Satan, and False Prophets

Dec 13 2007

Did Mike Huckabee know what he was doing when he asked an interviewer, “Don"€™t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”  If not,

Catholicism

The Gospel of Hope

The Gospel of Hope

Nov 30 2007

Considering certain recent discussions on this website, readers might find the release today of Pope Benedict XVI’s second encyclical, Spe salvi, of some interest. In

Britain

We”€™ve Only Just Begun

We”€™ve Only Just Begun

Nov 30 2007

On Wednesday, November 28, Derrick Shareef pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Chicago on federal charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass

Conservatism

A Thanksgiving Turkey From a Chickenhawk

A Thanksgiving Turkey From a Chickenhawk

Nov 22 2007

Over at Townhall.com late last night, Michael Medved slipped in some Thanksgiving Eve—well, “thoughts” would be too strong a word: “The Thanksgiving holiday provides an

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The Death of Literature

The Death of Literature

Nov 19 2007

We get a lot of press releases at Chronicles, and most of them simply go in the electronic equivalent of the round file.  Once in

Islam

The End of History?

The End of History?

Nov 08 2007

Continuing our jaunt through Mr. LaTulippe’s article from yesterday, we come to these lines: “When analyzing the likely course of these civilizational struggles "€“ and

Manhunt

Getting Comfortable With Rudy, Part II

Getting Comfortable With Rudy, Part II

Nov 07 2007

I interrupt my friendly criticism of Mr. LaTulippe’s article to bring you the breaking news: Pat Robertson Backs Giuliani’s Bid Robertson’s remarks on why he

Immigration

The Lie of Assimilation

The Lie of Assimilation

Nov 07 2007

Steven LaTulippe’s article today, “Let’s Sit Out World War IV,” has much to recommend it, and I doubt that anyone associated with Taki’s Top Drawer