Author Archives: John Schwenkler

What’s Wrong With Higher Ed?

The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University, Louis …

David Frum is Troubled

This hilarious post, in which the War Party’s erstwhile gatekeeper frets about …

P.S.

Inspired by reader PrajK’s suggestion, I’m going to use my old del.icio.us …

On Hiatus

I suppose it goes without saying after more than two months of …

Selling War

Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq, Susan Brewer, Oxford University Press, 352 pages

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Five

(Apologies for the absurdly sparse blogging of late – the beginning of …

A Quote for Sunday

“Professor Richard Dawkins has complained of religious beliefs that they offer too …

Waiting for the Fog to Lift

From what I can tell, the only thing less conducive to blogging …

On the Road

This coming week I’m going to be in Princeton at a seminar …

The Limits of Good Intentions

TAC contributing editor Andrew Bacevich, whose article on Afghanistan in the latest …

Maybe the Best Thing I’ve Read on Health Care Reform

The other day a commenter recommended David Goldhill’s article on health care …

Crunchy Conservatism in Practice

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s health care plan sounds great to me.

Can Americans Handle Shopping for Health Care?

Apparently they can: Consumer-driven health (CDH) products [i.e., high-deductible health plans relying …

Ceding the High Ground on Health Care Reform, ctd.

I’ve got some further thoughts up at TAS.

Talking Crime and Punishment

I know I’ve been a pretty awful blogger of late, but this …

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Four

This chapter begins with a discussion of the reciprocal relationships between rights …

The Recalcitrance of American Myth

I don’t recall having come across this quote, from World War II …

Millennial Attitude Bleg

Eve Tushnet writes: I’m working on an article about how young adults …

“Unforgivable”

That’s Andrew Sullivan’s word for Robert Gibbs’s description of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as …

Couldn’t Get it More Wrong

In Slate, Jacob Weisberg argues that a proper misguided desire to avoid …

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