Daniel Larison says that Chris Christie’s refusal to enter the Presidential race, and subsequent endorsement of Mitt Romney isn’t at all surprising–and we’re not missing all that much by not having Christie on the debate stage.
Could we have Weimar-style chaos hit America? Hyperinflation is a word that gets thrown around a lot. But it might get thrown around a whole lot more if we inch any closer to the reality of it happening, which Wall Street analyst Art Cashin says is possible.
Samuel Goldman reviews Terry Eagleton’s Why Marx Was Right and says that while Eagleton misses the mark, and idealizes his history, he does at least correctly diagnose the bankruptcy of the European and British left.
Nicole Gelinas at City Journal argues that despite their rhetoric and misguided solutions, the Wall Street Protesters are actually defending capitalism. (They just don’t realize it.) It’s the corporatism of Wall Street that’s being protested — and because of this, the “Occupiers” deserve sympathy.