Tom Piatak

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Tom Piatak writes from Cleveland, Ohio.

Taking Chance

November 21, 2009

For those looking for a movie to rent, I would recommned Taking Chance, an HBO

Intellectual Popular Music?

November 11, 2009

The recent discussion of the intellectual depth (or lack thereof) of heavy

How Ever Did They Do It?

November 10, 2009

Reading the fulsome praise for diversity by General Casey, one is left

Scott Richert on Richard Dawkins

November 04, 2009

Scott Richert has continued the discussion about Richard Dawkins’ recent attack

Richard Dawkins, Still A Buffoon

October 28, 2009

In response to Richard, I did not mean to suggest that England’s Anglican past

Richard Dawkins, Leftist Buffoon

October 27, 2009

In a letter to one of his sons,  J.R. R. Tolkien, a convert to Catholicism,

Steve Sailer on Globalization

October 22, 2009

Steve Sailer has a trenchant critique of the latest nonsense from the biggest

Jimmy Clausen for Heisman

October 19, 2009

Since Steve Sailer has had two recent pieces at Takimag focusing on football, I

More on the Saint on Capitol Hill

October 09, 2009

In February, I wrote about the impending canonization of Father Damien of

All Hail Obama!

October 09, 2009

Comes news this morning that our beloved President has at last won the Nobel

Thou Hast Conquered, O Galilean

October 07, 2009

It is hard to tell which part of Christopher Lyons’ ode to Odin is more

Don John of Austria Is Going to the War

October 07, 2009

On this date, 438 years ago, the fleet of the Holy League, led by Don John of

Two Tales for Our Times

October 06, 2009

Two very different newspaper pieces caught my eye yesterday.  One, in the New

Still the Stupid Party

September 28, 2009

Yesterday on Meet the Press, Bill Clinton said this when asked if the “vast

Sam Francis on H. P. Lovecraft

September 25, 2009

Many Takimag readers might be interested to learn that Chronicles has put on

An Appreciation of Scalia and Bork

September 22, 2009

I have not commented on the debate between Kevin Gutzman and Austin Bramwell on

Government Pays

September 16, 2009

Both Paul Craig Roberts and John Derbyshire keep reminding us that the

Let the Leftist Introspection Begin

September 11, 2009

A pro-life demonstrator was murdered this morning in Michigan.  If the victim

Robert Novak, Patriot

August 18, 2009

Today brings the sad news that Robert Novak has died. Novak was a great

Atheists Only Need Apply

July 29, 2009

In his book The End of Faith, new atheist Sam Harris wrote that “some

The Sound Alone Is Worth The $24 Billion

July 16, 2009

In her great memoir of the Reagan White House, What I Saw at the Revolution,


Far From the Sea of Tranquility

Far From the Sea of Tranquility

July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009 marks the fortieth anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, which

Mozart’s Music for Today

June 14, 2009

American Roman Catholics observe the Feast of Corpus Christi today.  In June

Scott Richert on Abortion

June 11, 2009

I am not gladdened when two friends disagree, particularly friends whose work I

Read All The Essays

June 10, 2009

Before stating that I had deliberately mischaracterized his argument and


Are We All Liberals Now?

Are We All Liberals Now?

June 10, 2009

Kevin Gutzman, citing leftist historian Louis Hartz’ The Liberal Tradition in

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