Author Archives: Philip Jenkins

Scandal-Free Obama

It’s not that he did no wrong. It’s that conditions weren’t right for the public to care.

Don’t Forget the Epic Story of World War II

A new film celebrates individual heroism, but a larger narrative of national struggle is being lost.

What Was ‘America First’?

There were some anti-Semites in the original movement. But the movement was not about anti-Semitism.

Sexual Blackmail’s Long History

It’s hardly an unusual tactic for intelligence agencies.

Checks and Balances

The Electoral College is one way the Founders sought to implement them.

When ‘Paranoia’ Is Justified

Sometimes the monsters are real.

Will Faithless Electors Cause a Constitutional Crisis?

If the Electoral College goes rogue and selects Hillary Clinton, expect the worst.

White Christian Apocalypse?

That’s not what it means for America to become majority-minority.

Of Monsters and Black Lives

Everything ultimately depends on the availability of victims and the priority that society places on them.

Terrorism With the Religion Taken Out

Officials de-Islamize those who attack us.

Low-Tech Terror

What gun laws can’t prevent.

Is Brexit National Suicide?

As a nation dependent on trade, Britain is foolish to leave the EU.

Who Threatens Democracy?

Violent opposition to Trump is alarming.

The Nuclear-Free Nightmare

The West has enjoyed relative peace for over 70 years thanks to the bomb.

Recognize the Islamic State

If European countries won’t charge would-be jihadis with sedition, make the charges treason.

History and the Limits of the Climate Consensus

Acknowledging the science of global warming does not require accepting that it is immune to criticism.

The Islamic State’s Retro Map

National borders are being superseded by the ancient battleground of al-Jazira.

The Challenge of Lone Wolf Terrorism

In San Bernardino and elsewhere, Islamists may be employing leaderless resistance tactics once used by neo-Nazis.

The Case for Mosque Surveillance

No government can effectively fight terrorism with defense alone. Intelligence is required.

Fertility and the Fate of Nations

The Turks fear being outbred by Kurds more than bombing by ISIS.

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