Archive for April 2012
Both Obama and Romney are now tossed between public enthusiasm and public disdain, showing just how volatile this campaign has become. Read my spiked article in full here.
“America’s crisis of character,” Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan “A nation of spoiled brats,” Foreign Policy. David Rothkopf interviews Edward Luce, author of Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent “Joel Kotkin: The great California exodus,” Wall Street Journal. Allysia Finley interviews Kotkin “Obama’s race to save the Rust Belt,” Salon, [...]
It’s easy to be confused about this year’s presidential election. Throughout the latter part of 2011, President Obama was faring badly in opinion polls. Unemployment remained stubbornly high and a majority did not approve of his job performance. The talk was that almost any Republican could beat Obama. But then, as we headed into a new year, Obama’s fortunes appeared to change. Unemployment [...]
“The book that drove them crazy: Allan Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind 25 years later,” Weekly Standard, by Andrew Ferguson “Battleground America: one nation, under the gun,” The New Yorker, by Jill Lepore “Hilary Rosen was right: Ann Romney is out of touch with most women,” Time, by Judith Warner “Why there are more [...]
Yes, claims that America is rotting like the Roman Empire are over the top, but two new books swing too far in the other direction. Read my review of The World America Made by Robert Kagan, and Strategic Vision by Zbigniew Brzezinski, in spiked here.
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