Author Archives: Austin Bramwell

Top of the Class

Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School, Shamus Khan, Princeton University Press, 248 pages

Cobblestone Conservative

How Jane Jacobs saved New York City’s soul.

Supreme Court Justices and Their Fans

The Washington Post reports this week that Supreme Court justices are asking …

American Imbecilism

I regret to say that this is another post on “American Exceptionalism” …

Virginia Postrel on the Allure of Having Friends and Enemies

Virginia Postrel argues this weekend that environmentalists favor high-speed rail and wind power …

The Economy May be Unelected but Voters Repudiated Him Anyway

Peggy Noonan this morning gives us the conventional, question-begging GOP account of …

Sotomayor Answers a Tough Question – Almost

Jonathan Adler of the Volokh Conspiracy reports on a recent Q&A with Justice …

The Limited Value-Add of Value-Adding

The LA Times unveiled this week the first results of a massive report …

The Hindenburg Hoax

I interrupt this political commentary for some brief finance blogging. Over the …

Conservatives and Presuppositional Verbs: A Pre-emptive Attack

Eugene Volokh notes this misleading headline from ABC News: “Maxine Waters Refutes Ethics …

Where We Can Learn From Anarchists

Uber-wonk Reihan Salam links this week to a pamphlet, Fragments of an Anarchist …

You Call This Equality?

I have long argued that the “right” to government recognized same-sex marriage …

Gregory Clark Slips Down the Memory Hole Already

First came Gregory Clark’s blockbuster, A Farewell to Alms, which offered a …

Karl Rove Strikes Back

Karl Rove devotes his latest WSJ column to settling scores over the …

Steinbrenner: Bad for New York City, Bad for America

Mayor Bloomberg is calling George Steinbrenner a “quintessential New Yorker.”  If so, …

Non-Dueling Studies On Immigration

[This post has been revised to reflect that the Perryman Group report …

The Voice of the Right

Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One, Zev Chafets, Sentinel, 240 pages

War is Peace, Occupation is Withdrawal, and Nation-Building is an Exit Strategy

Ross Douthat had this to say today about why we can’t leave Afghanistan: …

New York Times Blows Chance At Major Scoop

The Center for Constitutional Rights has released data, obtained under court order, …

Sauce For The Gander

Having presumed to judge bloggers by their Top Ten Influential Books Lists, …

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