Article Archive

Don’t Worry About China’s Stocks—Worry About Its Housing

When the real estate bubble that enriched households and local governments alike soon bursts, the whole world may pay.

August 17, 2015

Failing Into Love

A quirky Catholic convert unlocks prayer and spiritual growth with Shakespeare, math, and ballroom dance.

August 14, 2015

How America Failed Afghan Women

Despite going to war on promises of female empowerment, the U.S. is leaving a country essentially unchanged.

August 13, 2015

“Amends,” My Reality-TV Rehab Satire, Is Now Available

Bad advice, bad memories, mysticism, humiliation, class struggle, sleaze, and more of my favorite things.

August 13, 2015

Netanyahu’s Lobby vs. the World

The Iran deal pits the allies of Israel’s prime minister against an international consensus.

August 12, 2015

Human Life and Moral Intuitions

Gut instincts don’t have a great track record of endowing moral worth upon the weak and the vulnerable.

August 11, 2015

Cashing in on Counter-Terrorism

Government-friendly inexpert witnesses help grease the wheels for an unaccountable war on terror.

August 11, 2015

Ukrainians Are Not Nazis—and They Need Our Help

Why conservatives and libertarians should support aid for Kiev—and diplomacy with Russia.

August 10, 2015

A Word to the ‘Deeply Troubled’

Damon Linker wants credit for his feelings about abortion without the burden of opposing it.

August 10, 2015

Democrats Are Not Socialists, and Neither Is Bernie Sanders

We might be able to have a less stupid politics if welfarists, and their critics, knew the difference.

August 10, 2015

It’s the Donald’s World, We’re Just Living In It

Lincoln-Douglas these debates were not.

August 7, 2015

The Bought Grace of Life

#unplannedparenthood testifies to a thankfulness for life that escapes The Atlantic

August 7, 2015

Byzantine Empire—or Republic?

Eastern emperors were accountable to their people and the public good without being democrats.

August 7, 2015

Will Politics Bury Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?

The returned soldier’s legal proceedings are beset by the red meat rhetoric of GOP primary season.

August 6, 2015

Painting Modernism Before the Bolsheviks

The Neue Galerie captures Russia’s last moments of open artistic experimentation before the “short 20th century.”

August 5, 2015

A Thatcherite Approach to the Iran Deal

The Iron Lady was a principled friend to Israel who could have rallied conservatives to Obama’s nuclear agreement.

August 5, 2015

Saved by the Divine Comedy

Rod Dreher shows how a literary classic can be the best therapy for troubled times and a troubled soul.

August 3, 2015

Constant Lambert Lost (and Found)

The musician’s dark side makes it hard to remember his stunning beginnings.

July 31, 2015

What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Movie Like This?

The moralistic storytelling of “Trainwreck” results in a boring film.

July 30, 2015