Here are my top ten articles that I came across in 2013 (alphabetical by author’s last name): “Silicon chasm: the class divide on America’s cutting edge,” Weekly Standard, by Charlotte Allen “A letter to my grandfather,” Chronicle of Higher Education, by Charles Barzun “Does faith = hate?” The American Conservative, by Rod Dreher “The decay of American political institutions,” […]
A reality-TV controversy in the US shows that social intolerance can be just as bad as government censorship. Read my spiked article in full here.
“This is the man that Bill Gates thinks you absolutely should be reading,” Wired, by Clive Thompson [Interview with Vaclav Smil] “Which side of the barricade are you on?” Politico, by Doug Sosnik “America’s coastal royalty,” Real Clear Politics, by Victor Davis Hanson “The French connection: how the Revolution, and two thinkers, bequeathed us ‘right’ […]
Chicago, New York and other major American cities are considering proposals to prohibit e-cigarettes in public places. The move is another step by authorities to use public health as an excuse to treat us as less than autonomous individuals. About 4 million Americans use battery-powered cigarettes, according to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. The growing […]
“The nuclear option undermines our institutions,” The American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead “Doris Lessing and the left,” Real Clear Politics, by Cathy Young “Why the future looks sluggish,” Financial Times, by Martin Wolf “Common Core and the American republic,” The American Conservative, by Patrick Dineen “A curious form of ‘populism’: Bill de Blasio and […]
In our cynical, downbeat era, we long for some Kennedy positivity. Read my spiked article in full here.
“Hillary’s nightmare? A Democratic Party that realizes its soul lies with Elizabeth Warren,” The New Republic, by Noam Scheiber “The spirit of secession sweeps the Red States,” American Conservative, by Patrick J. Buchanan “Political divide hurts college free speech,” USA Today, by Patrick Maines “What happened in Laramie: everything you know about Matthew Shepard is […]
Far from being a socialist, New York City’s new mayor is Bloomberg Take 2. You can read my spiked article in full here.
“Fixing California: the green gentry’s class warfare,” New Geography, by Joel Kotkin “The Blue Model needs Wall Street to survive,” The American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead “The new American capitalism: the rise of the distorporation,” The Economist “Big Mother is watching you,” The New Republic, by Judith Shulevitz “Interest fading in the humanities, colleges […]
Whenever a new problem emerges – and there have been a lot of them over the past year – President Obama seems to say that he had no knowledge of it before it was in the media. As the video here highlights, on issue after issue – from the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups to […]