Article Archive

The Undying Appeal of Mortal Love

“The Age of Adeline” puts a human face on immortality, and captures the joy of finding someone with whom one can grow old.

May 22, 2015

Drunk on Latin Verse

A caution against juxtaposing your life with that of a famous classical writer

May 22, 2015

Tom Stoppard Plays With God

London’s National Theatre stages a philosophy of mind debate that seeks more than the God of the Gaps.

May 21, 2015

Chris Christie’s Exxon Giveaway

New Jersey’s governor offers a slap-on-the-wrist environmental settlement that pads the state’s general slush fund.

May 21, 2015

The Disastrous Economics of Scottish Independence

The SNP’s huge electoral gains do not change the monetary math that would collapse an autonomous Scotland.

May 20, 2015

How Was Bin Laden Killed?

Seymour Hersh’s sources tell a more believable story than the self-serving official White House narrative.

May 20, 2015

The New Lie About Iraq

What we knew in 2003 didn’t make the case for war—a campaign of hype and deceit did.

May 19, 2015

The Debtor’s Road to Peace and Prosperity

How borrowing nations have built power and wealth of their own

May 19, 2015

Why Soldiers Lie

Our generals are better at bureaucratic infighting than war fighting.

May 18, 2015

Pamela Geller’s Free-Speech Hypocrisy

Her hatred of Muslims extends to their constitutional liberties—and even Bill O’Reilly has had enough.

May 15, 2015

How to Fight the Bureaucratic State

If Congress can’t defend its legislative prerogatives, citizens may need to engage in regulatory disobedience.

May 14, 2015

Against Kant and Consumerism

Matthew Crawford targets virtual reality and the epistemological frauds we’ve believed since the Enlightenment.

May 14, 2015

The Myth of the Inevitable War

History should caution the United States from believing that armed conflict with “perpetual” enemies is unavoidable.

May 13, 2015

Palestine’s Man-Made Drought

USA Today marvels at Israeli feats of high-tech water management, but ignores that water’s unjust distribution.

May 13, 2015

David Axelrod’s Multiethnic Machine

Obama’s political guru frankly fused liberal idealism with urban transactional politics.

May 12, 2015

Scott Walker in Contrast

The Wisconsin governor’s success was built on the Bush GOP’s failures.

May 11, 2015

What Drove Booth Tarkington?

How a 20th-century gentleman from Indiana fought giantism

May 8, 2015

Obama’s Unaccountable Drone War

The United States’s targeted killing program has neither the controls nor the justifications the president promises.

May 7, 2015

Friendship with a Future Tense

A book on renewing community through friendship offers hope in the face of uncertainty.

May 7, 2015