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Joe Sobran

The Late, Great Joe Sobran

Joseph Sobran: The National Review Years. (Vienna, Virginia: FGF Books, 2012.) Recently I...

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Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger

Fifty Shades of Frustration

Now that I have been sucked into the vortex that is the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, I am...

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Perish the Euro

The latest bestseller by German economist Thilo Sarrazin, a former member of the Bundesban...

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Gaston Gaston 1883

Social Science v. Social Engineering

In his impressive first book, Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for B...

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Spike Lee

The Self-Righteous Hive Mind

Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion....

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The Rent May Be Too Damn Low

On May 14, 2011, Matthew Yglesias, a prominent Washington, DC liberal blogger and proponen...

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Patrick J. Buchanan

Pat Buchanan: The Noble Relic

Has Pat Buchanan been fired from MSNBC, or hasn’t he? He hasn’t been seen on t...

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Too Fat to Fit Through the Eye of a Needle

Charles Murray is a genius with a bad idea. Murray is an expert on IQ, but while not even ...

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Michelle and Barack Obama

The Obamas: Not Quite the Huxtables

In her new book The Obamas, Jodi Kantor, a New York Times White House correspondent, recou...

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Leo Strauss

The Neocons’ Intellectual Codpiece

My first exposure to Straussian ideas was in college via a photocopy handout of passages f...

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The Irrational Agent

Perhaps the most lauded book of 2011 was Thinking, Fast and Slow by the Princeton psycholo...

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The Year Is Almost Over—Is the World?

Things aren’t looking too good these days, says Slavoj Zizek in his latest book, Living ...

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Christopher Hitchens

Nature’s Tory

There wouldn’t seem to be much left to say about the late Christopher Hitchens after...

Politics

Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

On Dec. 8, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt took the rostrum before a joint session of Congress to...