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Jerry Seinfeld won’t kowtow to “PC nonsense”

Jerry Seinfeld has an online series called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. It’s pretty funny.

But some people aren’t laughing, because they’re unhappy that ...

Recent articles of note

“The tyranny and lethargy of the Times editorial page,” New York Observer, by Ken Kurson

“The end of American exceptionalism,” National Journal, by Peter Beinart

“Why so much anarchy?” Stratfor, by Robert D. Kaplan

“How a few monster tech firms are taking over everything from media to space travel ...

You don’t know that Woody Allen is guilty

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This post has now been re-published in spiked – go here.

In the name of supporting Dylan Farrow, commentators have unleashed a wave of prejudice and intolerance against Woody Allen.

There is so much that is very illiberal and disturbing ...

Recent articles of note

“Going the distance: on and off the road with Barack Obama,” The New Yorker, by David Remnick

“Planet Hillary,” The New York Times Magazine, by Amy Chozick

“Love in the time of Obama,” National Review, by Matthew Continetti

“Bias clouds campus assault solutions,” Boston Globe, by Cathy Young

“The ...

Marijuana and the myth of libertarian America

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The new pro-dope consensus is more authoritarian than liberal.

Read my spiked article in full here.

 

My favorite articles of 2013

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 ...

Free speech after Duck Dynasty

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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 week’s articles of note

“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, ...

No tobacco, no matter: major U.S. cities proposing bans on e-cigarettes

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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 ...

This week’s articles of note

“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 ...

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