Diversity

The Institution of “Institutional Racism”

The Institution of “Institutional Racism”

The Macpherson Report on the police investigation of the 1993 murder of black teenager...

A Martyr for Peace

A week before George W. Bush arrived in Rome for their first meeting, Benedict XVI put his signature to a document proclaiming the Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter a Christian martyr for refusing to serve in an unjust war, such as Benedict and John Paul the Great insisted the Bush war against Iraq has been from the beginning. The beatification will take place on October 26 -- just about the time that some observers expect a departing, lame-duck President Bush to launch a Pearl Harbor style pre-emptive attack (perhaps a nuclear one) against Iran.

Don’t Look Left

Don’t Look Left

The only hope of resisting the partisans of secular intolerance is to clean up the Christian Right (Catholic and Protestant), to purge it of jingoism, anti-intellectualism, millenarian nihilism, and to break up its shotgun wedding to the hacks who run the conservative movement. The Christian Right must become less “Right” and much more Christian, reassert its intellectual and moral independence of partisan politics, and insist on applying its principles consistently. Pastors must stop endorsing torture, public Catholics must choose their pope above their president, and all of us must remember that the real war is not between the Democratic and Republican parties, but between the Church and the World. And the battlefield lies within our hearts.

High Life

Basic Instincts

Basic Instincts

A man I know wrote to tell me he finds my “intelligence” frightening.  My...

High Life

On Name-Stealing and Misplaced Catholic Anger

On Name-Stealing and Misplaced Catholic Anger

New York. In the forty-five years I spent going to Annabel’s I never once heard...

All Quiet on the K Street Front

Erich Maria Remarque was a hell of a man. Good looking, a terrific womanizer and a heavy drinker, he bedded most Hollywood stars he came into contact with, and he came into contact with many of them. He was Marlene Dietrich's favorite beau, was married to Paulette Goddard, and had affairs with Greta Garbo (yes, she made an exception in his case) Dolores del Rio, Lupe Velez and Louise Rainer, to name but a few....

District of Corruption

Obama’s Court of Red Czars

Obama’s Court of Red Czars

Although Obama has appointed more czars in six months than Russia’s Romanov Dynasty...

Empire of Nothing

Empire of Nothing

President Nicolas Sarkozy responded to claims that the EU was a paper tiger by taking credit for the Russia-Georgia ceasefire and Moscow’s partial troop withdrawal: It “is the only body which can solve the situation and is able to help Georgia.” But the limits of this approach are obvious. The EU will be able to “solve the situation” only if the Georgia and Russia are willing to solve it. The EU lacks the foreign and military policy tools to compel anyone anywhere to do anything, one reason people like Sarkozy are pushing consolidation through Lisbon. However, as the group Open Europe points out, “The Lisbon Treaty allows majority voting on foreign policy proposals from the Foreign Minister.” Would the emergency summit have turned out any differently had this been the procedure? There was no majority for tough action, ready to override the dissenters to ensure effective cooperation.

Manhunt

The Relativist Roots of Libertarianism

The Relativist Roots of Libertarianism

Conservatism is sometimes criticized as unprincipled, relativistic, or contradictory. ...

Media

Cosmetic Conservative

Cosmetic Conservative

Describing what he sees as the relative powerlessness of talk radio, New York Times...

A Left And A Right

A Left And A Right

National Review assistant Editor Robert VerBruggen has taken the Justice Department...

We’ve Never Seen a War We Didn’t Like

We’ve Never Seen a War We Didn’t Like

No, we've never seen a war we didn't like, the torture and the raping and the dead. But don't ask us to be in it, 'cause we'll be gone in just a minute, and no one will know exactly where we've fled.

Media Death

Truth Has Fallen and Has Taken Liberty With It

Truth Has Fallen and Has Taken Liberty With It

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act....

District of Corruption

Capitol Hill Hos

Capitol Hill Hos

I don’t know much about economics. What I do know is that so many so-called “experts,”...

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