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Why Conservatives Should Reform Philanthropy

Human-scale civil society has been abandoned to big foundations and bad ideas.

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Resilience & Restraint

From Ferguson to Fallujah, U.S. authorities mistake arms for strength—and reap the consequences.

New Urbanism of the Soul

Architect Philip Bess on faith, reason, and urban design

The People Are Revolting!

Why populism and parties terrified George Washington

Off the Literary Reservation

Young-adult fiction is giving Native Americans their own voice.

Grover Cleveland’s Better Half

Updike’s Affair With America

Updike, Adam Begley, Harper, 576 pages

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American Idols

Hollywood stars don’t just influence politics—they actually decide who wins elections.

White Messiah Complex

Why do liberal interventionists think the Third World needs them?

Is Social Mobility a Myth?

A major new book challenges decades of thinking about escaping poverty, and falling from riches.

James Garner: Anti-Authoritarian Everyman

“The Rockford Files” gave voice to an honorable distrust of authority after Watergate and Vietnam.