Obamunism

Red & Green

Red & Green

Van Jones, Obama’s “Green Czar,” finally got booted from the White House. It’s...

Old School

Defund the Humanities

Defund the Humanities

I’ve written elsewhere about the gut-wrenching smugness of Stanley Fish, who after...

Manhunt

Keeping Up With Walter Jones

Keeping Up With Walter Jones

Challenger Joe McLaughlin was half right in describing the stakes of the North Carolina...

Did I Kill Robert Lowell?

Did I Kill Robert Lowell?

I knew nothing of Lowell. I knew nothing of poetry, other than the sub rosa collection of obscene limericks then doing the classroom rounds, thanks largely to myself. I knew nothing of Jonathan Edwards, the poem's putative subject. I listened to the first lines of "Mr. Edwards and the Spider." At first I felt little interest. Then, gradually, it was as if a neutron bomb had gone off inside my head.

Church and State

Is the French Burqa Ban Against Muslims, Patriarchy, or Liberty?

Is the French Burqa Ban Against Muslims, Patriarchy, or Liberty?

A few years ago, the French Chamber of Deputies was debating a bill to prohibit the...

Education

The Great Education Bubble

The Great Education Bubble

The recent meltdown of the mortgage bubble illustrates a basic insight of Austrian...

National Bankruptcy

The Recovery That Isn’t

The Recovery That Isn’t

For those market boosters who are prattling on about the possibility of a “jobless...

Cultural Caviar

Rolling Road Show Brings The Godfather to Little Italy, Absurdistan Author Releases a New Book

Rolling Road Show Brings The Godfather to Little Italy, Absurdistan Author Releases a New Book

Plus, the city of Metz takes on Paris, war film Lebanon puts The Hurt Locker to shame,...

Manhunt

What Is To Be Done?

What Is To Be Done?

In writing my endorsement of Ralph Nader, I passed rather quickly over the question of...

Tobacco & Firearms

Gun Rights, the Militia, and Community

Gun Rights, the Militia, and Community

During the Cold War, conservatives rightly pointed out that the collectivist...

The Stupid Party

GOP Blank Check For War?

GOP Blank Check For War?

High among the blunders of history was the “blank cheque” Kaiser Wilhelm gave Vienna,...

A New Humanism in Europe

A New Humanism in Europe

Europe’s nature seems to be destined to change deeply within a few decades. First of all, it is highly likely that nationalist parties will grow, becoming increasingly relevant in the single Europe’s political systems. Nationalist in this sense: parties that will claim exclusive rights for people of the same ethnic group, not only the native citizens but every community that is big enough to expect a special treatment for itself: not only European racist parties, but also racist or xenophobe parties of other nationalities.

The More Things Change…

The More Things Change…

The war waged by the U.S.-led North Atlantic Alliance against Serbia started ten years ago and it is substantively unfinished to this day. That Clinton's war was illegal, illegitimate, aggressively premeditated, justified by blatant falsehoods, and “objectively” disastrous in its consequences, is eminently beyond dispute to the remaining thinking men. We are still facing the complex task of defining the geopolitical essence of that war, however. Over the past decade, NATO has been successfully redesigned in accordance with the requirements of global hegemonist requirements. Non-U.S. NATO troops outnumber GIs in Afghanistan, but all aspects of policy determining their deployment remain strictly controlled by Washington. An independent European defense force, under whatever acronym, has been effectively shelved. De Gaulle’s heir at the Elysee Palace is every bit as firmly Atlanticist as his colleague at No. 10 Downing Street.

High Life

The More Things “Change”

The More Things “Change”

NEW YORK—Election nights in the Bagel were always spent at 73 East 73rd Street, in Bill...

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