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The Legacy of the Mad Kaiser

The Legacy of the Mad Kaiser

Who was the great villain of the 20th century—the person most to blame for the...

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Derbyshire’s Desert Island

Derbyshire’s Desert Island

I was a bit surprised to learn recently that the BBC radio program Desert Island...

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The Impotent Eagle

The Impotent Eagle

Soon after Barack Obama’s November 20th amnesty announcement, I was having an...

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No Exit

No Exit

Well, that’s been a depressing few days, hasn’t it? Have you been watching the...

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Ike the Ringer

Ike the Ringer

I have been reading Paul Johnson’s new short biography of Dwight Eisenhower....

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The Scariest Science

The Scariest Science

Reading the November issue of Literary Review (a British monthly, somewhat like...

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Decline of a Great Newspaper

Decline of a Great Newspaper

I maintain some vestigial links to the old country. Among them is the inclusion of...

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A Penny for your Thoughts

A Penny for your Thoughts

Some boffins at Harvard University claim to have transmitted information from one...

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The Optimistic Column

The Optimistic Column

I recently did a duplex book review for a respectable conservative quarterly...

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Raise the Drawbridge!

Raise the Drawbridge!

So how are you doing at keeping up with events in MENA (the Middle East and North...

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Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

Zero Shades of Gray.  The U.S. Supreme Court punted on homosexual “marriage”...

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The Great Circle of Despots

The Great Circle of Despots

History is full of strange folds, wrinkles, and repetitions.  Consider for...

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Four Billion Africans

Four Billion Africans

A new study on world population trends came out last week from the University of...

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Scotland: The Hole in the Lifeboat

Scotland: The Hole in the Lifeboat

An opinion journalist is expected to take a stand on newsy issues, even ones he...

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