The Way of Karate

The Way of Karate

It is now close to fifty years that karate—the art of empty hand fighting—has been...

District of Corruption

Big Man Obama and His Diversity Princess

Big Man Obama and His Diversity Princess

First there was “The Decider.” Then came Big Man Obama. “The Decider” is the...

High Society

Tinsley Gets New Friends, Chace Crawford Gets a New Love

Tinsley Gets New Friends, Chace Crawford Gets a New Love

Pretty boy Gossip Girl cast member Chace Crawford had a grand time while stuck in...

In Darkest New England

In Darkest New England

It was in New England that the American Revolution began, as any trekker along Boston’s Freedom Trail knows; here too started much of our national culture: From New England Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell launched American literature. The uniquely strange nature of New England’s topography and folklore gave us H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King; perhaps only less frighteningly, the presence of half of the Ivy League Colleges and the boarding schools known collectively as “St. Grottlesex” (after St. Paul’s, Groton, and Middlesex, but including several others) have laid a heavy mark upon higher education.

National Consciousness And Nationalism

National Consciousness And Nationalism

I thank Dr. Gottfried for his response, and I appreciate the point that he and several...

The Dollar Sign or the Cross: Which Faith Will Save China?

The Dollar Sign or the Cross: Which Faith Will Save China?

The number of Chinese Christians in churches approved and unapproved has been increasing exponentially. Pope Benedict’s ingenious response to this situation has been a kind of Kung Fu move: At once, as he refuses to concede any ground whatsoever to the enemies of the Church, he also avoids attacking them directly. His letter to all Chinese Catholics, including those who practice in the schismatic “patriotic” church authorized by the Communist Party, is a brilliant piece of verbal martial art: He does not attack the enemy, but rather holds his ground in a flexible way, patiently waiting for the enemy to exhaust itself.

Obamunism

Ray LaHood: Obama’s Power-Mad Cell Phone Czar

Ray LaHood: Obama’s Power-Mad Cell Phone Czar

America is in debt past its eyeballs. Unemployment remains stuck near double digits....

Knock Off

Cultural Caviar

Cultural Caviar

10 Picks for the Week Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s,...

World

Hands Off Honduras

Hands Off Honduras

Last Saturday, Honduran soldiers marched into the presidential palace, bundled up...

Britain

The BNP’s “Aboriginal” Problem

The BNP’s “Aboriginal” Problem

On the 15th of October, the British National Party and the government’s Equality and...

New Russian Roulette

New Russian Roulette

In the 1930s even some of the older and more intellectual Russians, including those who had seen a bit of the world in their youth, believed that the United States was the land of the Yellow Devil, meaning gold. It was said that when one American met another in the street, he greeted him as follows: “Make money?” To which the other replied, with Puritan candour: “Very much, thank you.” To those Americans, our grandfathers knew, nothing was sacred. Their tabernacles were to Moloch, their culture was as venal as their women, and needless to say their women were all sluts.

Gossiphopper

Prince Harry Turns 26, ‘Slumdog’ Romance Lives, and Carla’s a ‘Tigress’

Prince Harry Turns 26, ‘Slumdog’ Romance Lives, and Carla’s a ‘Tigress’

Old habits die hard for the stars this week. There are juicy tales about Carla...

WASPs

The Politics of Guilt

The Politics of Guilt

Recently while talking to a “moderate” conservative and faithful NR reader, I was...

Britain in the Ashtray: Notes on a Scandal

There is no reason to suppose that this film's near-perfect depiction of nihilism exaggerates, in any way, the quotidian horror of Britain under Blair. There is every reason to suppose that, if anything, it understates such horror. The British dispatches from Theodore Dalrymple, Peter Hitchens, and Geoffrey Wheatcroft regularly convey to us a land as unrecognizable from its 1970s self (some of us remember that self from our youth) as today’s Spain is from Franco’s.

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