Sports Myths

Cracking Croquet

Cracking Croquet

Judging by the hijinks and makeup on display at the recently-concluded World Cup,...

History

Is America Unconservative?

In contribution to Takimag from last summer, Austin Bramwell asked “Why are movement...

Commerce

Politicians and Freebies

Politicians and Freebies

First it was Tunisia’s Zein El Abidine Ben Ali. Then it was Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak....

Money For Nothing

Money For Nothing

People who want to find out what Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke has in mind for the economy need to read some history. Bernanke declares himself a “Great Depression buff,” and as a professor at Princeton, he published an entire book devoted to the subject. The work in question, Essays on the Great Depression, published by Princeton University Press in 2000, offers vital clues to his thinking. From his interpretation of this prior disaster, he draws a key conclusion: policymakers must at all costs prevent deflation. Unfortunately for the economy, Austrian business cycle theory gives us strong reason to reject both Bernanke’s historical analysis and his policy recommendations.

Lit Crit

Of Novels and Novelty Acts

Of Novels and Novelty Acts

According to reviewers, Jennifer Egan’s novel A Visit From the Goon Squad is...

Gossiphopper

Oprah and Gayle Talk Lesbian Rumors & Disney Star Demi Melts Down

Oprah and Gayle Talk Lesbian Rumors & Disney Star Demi Melts Down

The A-listers are in hiding this week. It’s been nothing but ups and downs, divorces,...

International Affairs

The Post-Tsunami Forecast

The Post-Tsunami Forecast

The massive 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northern Japan will be a...

Politics

Miss Me Yet? An Interview with George W. Bush

Miss Me Yet? An Interview with George W. Bush

Getting an interview with the president is virtually impossible. Getting an interview...

Cultural Caviar

Roger Sterling’s Memoir, Leo Fuchs’ Hollywood & Playboy’s Golden Ticket

Roger Sterling’s Memoir, Leo Fuchs’ Hollywood & Playboy’s Golden Ticket

Plus, Made in Dagenham is an early Oscar favorite, Gorillaz at O2 & 30 Rock’s silly soundtrack.

Gossiphopper

Lindsay’s Dress Code, Grammers Split & a Vogue Feud

Lindsay’s Dress Code, Grammers Split & a Vogue Feud

Uh oh, LiLo. After waltzing into her grand theft trial in a skintight Kimberly Ovitz...

News

Obama Makes an Exception for American Exceptionalism

Obama Makes an Exception for American Exceptionalism

Obama’s State of the Union speech was a smashing rhetorical success, as the New York...

Libya

Obama’s Imperial Presidency

Obama’s Imperial Presidency

It looks as if Washington has fallen into another trap with Obama’s move on Libya. Yes,...

Moolah

Betting on The Hollywood Stock Exchange? Better Play Roulette

Betting on The Hollywood Stock Exchange? Better Play Roulette

I certainly don’t know much about investing, but I can give you one solid tip:...

International Affairs

European Union: R.I.P.?

European Union: R.I.P.?

When communism collapsed in Moscow, Prague and Belgrade at the end of the Cold War,...

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