Uncle Sam

Another God That Failed

Another God That Failed

“America is Losing the Free World,” was the arresting headline over the Financial Times...

Europe

German-Guilt Showtrial

German-Guilt Showtrial

On Good Friday, John Demjanjuk, 89 and gravely ill, was ordered deported to Germany to...

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.

High Life

A Visit to Walhalla

A Visit to Walhalla

REGENSBURG—The mighty Danube begins in the park of the Furstenberg Palace and flows...

Conservatism

Russell Kirk, the Canon, and the Conservative Movement

Russell Kirk, the Canon, and the Conservative Movement

Recently at Takimag, there have been a number of critiques by the articulate,...

Cultural Caviar

Jean Cocteau’s House Opens, The Bulls Go Running in Pamplona

Jean Cocteau’s House Opens, The Bulls Go Running in Pamplona

Plus, Helen Mirren gets her sex on and Louis C.K. stages a comeback La Maison Jean...

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...

World

Stay Out of Iran!

Stay Out of Iran!

Endless disaster has long been the result of endless U.S. interventionism. Texas...

Culture

Time to End the Second Prohibition

Time to End the Second Prohibition

Salvation was in the air. Repeal, also, was in the air. Two weeks before, the lame-duck...

Lit Crit

Beggars at the Feast

Beggars at the Feast

When A Moveable Feast was published in 1964, I had been living in Paris for six years....

Education

The Great Education Bubble

The Great Education Bubble

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

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Oldies have a powerful lobby in America, even in sport. Take judo, for example. Last week I went down to Miami for the U.S. national judo championships, a competition which decides who will represent Uncle Sam in next year’s Olympics. Along with the seniors, as the main competitors are known as, there is also a master’s tournament. Age groups begin from 30 to 35, and so on. I was entered in the 70 to 75 group.

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,...

National Bankruptcy

The Recession is Finally Over (NOT!)

The Recession is Finally Over (NOT!)

Have you heard the great news? The recession is over! It’s true; I saw it on TV. Why...

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