This week on, Bruce Bartlett’s soul-searching lamentation over the state of the GOP struck a nerve. Ron Unz’s examination of anti-Asian-American bias in Ivy League admissions policies also created a flutter. Samuel Goldman and Dan McCarthy reacted to Unz’s piece here and here.

Noah Millman contemplated Leo Tolstoy, Scott Galupo reflected on the tragedy of young-earth creationism, and Jack Hunter held out hope for Grover Norquist and small government conservatism.

Finally, Rod Dreher discovered an unlikely hero.