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Two Opposed Ideas

Two Opposed Ideas

A new contender in the war of books over the implications of the onrushing...

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Enumerating Jews

Enumerating Jews

Jonathan Weisman, a mid-level New York Times staffer and author of the short but...

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Howard S. Schwartz, Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order

Howard S. Schwartz, Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order

Understanding today’s political trends has become a challenging undertaking....

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Harris Takes On ‘Munich’

Harris Takes On ‘Munich’

The other evening I chaired an event in Edinburgh at which Robert Harris was...

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Tribal Counsel

Tribal Counsel

Remember the supermarket scene near the end of the Iraq War movie The Hurt Locker?...

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Getting Schooled

Getting Schooled

My old friend Raymond Wolters, a professor of history at the U. of Delaware for 50...

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True Colin

True Colin

It’s informative to compare two current memoirs focused upon race: the...

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Phantoms of Terror

Phantoms of Terror

Phantom Terror, by Adam Zamoyski (Basic Books, 2015). Born in America and raised...

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A New Caste Society

A New Caste Society

Last week I looked at the multiple ironies of the young Barack Obama’s...

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Twit Planet

Twit Planet

In 2005, a microbiologist from Maryland started a humble blog dedicated to his...

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The Little Cooked Book

The Little Cooked Book

Economics can be a misleading subject. When it comes to devising useable theories...

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Reconstructing Race

Reconstructing Race

Denunciatory reviews of Nicholas Wade’s book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes,...

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Wading in the Zeitgeist

Wading in the Zeitgeist

Like apparently everybody who can read, still a probable majority in the U.S., I...

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Piketty’s Garden of Envy

Piketty’s Garden of Envy

Resentment is the one emotion that can last a lifetime and will never let you...

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