December 2012


Taki’s School Days

The Party That Lost America

CIA’s Benghazi Role

Intelligence agents answer to Langley, not the State Department.

I Clean My Gun and Dream of Galveston

Singer Glen Campbell (1936-2017)


Political Capital, Not Campaigns

Front Lines

Arab Spring, Israeli Winter

Martin van Creveld on what the Muslim uprisings mean for Israel

Revenge of the Reality-Based Community

My life on the Republican right—and how I saw it all go wrong.


Paying Tuition to a Giant Hedge Fund

Harvard’s academic mission is dwarfed by its $30 billion endowment.

The Myth of American Meritocracy

Hotlisted in the New York Times — Ron Unz’s expose on inequality in Ivy League admissions

Arts & Letters

Utopia by the Slice

Living the Faith: A Life of Tom Monaghan, James Leonard, University of Michigan, 424 pages

Gun Control, RIP

Living With Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney, PublicAffairs, 304 pages

Are You Better Off Now?

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Robert Sirico, Regnery, 256 pages

Capitalist Cure

Girls on Top

The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, Hanna Rosin, Riverhead, 320 pages