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Racial Equity, Equality, and the Bureaucrats’ Charter
Commentary Reading one of the first new presidential executive orders—titled “Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support ...
January 25, 2021
Paris Sold a Bill of Goods With 2024 Olympics
Commentary The only major country consistently to emerge with credit from the Olympic Games is India. It wins ...
January 20, 2021
On the Tolerable and Intolerable Vices of Authors
At the beginning of January, 2020 (I was tempted to write “At the beginning of January, 2020 BC,” ...
January 13, 2021
COVID Ushers in Stimulus. The Taxman Follows.
Commentary A crisis is always an opportunity and whatever happens, someone benefits. John Maynard Keynes pointed out long ...
January 4, 2021
Pandemics, Prevention, and the Certainty of Blame
Commentary Several people of late have taken to ending their written communications to me with “Stay safe.” This ...
December 31, 2020
US Embassy in London Suffers From Originality and Other Vices
Commentary The new American Embassy in London is not, perhaps, the ugliest modern building in the world, but ...
December 27, 2020
Boko Haram and the Joys of Destruction and Self-Righteousness
Commentary When, a third of a century ago, I arrived in the town of Maiduguri, the capital of ...
December 23, 2020
‘Passionate’ Belief in Freedom of Speech and Multiplying Orthodoxies
Commentary One of the phrases in the mouth of managers or bureaucrats that indicates almost unfailingly that they ...
December 17, 2020
Subjectivization Empowers Individual Feelings, Bureaucrats
Commentary Under the present circumstances, when the possibilities of social life are somewhat limited, the circus division of ...
December 11, 2020
Mauling to Death of Pregnant Woman Exposes ‘Brutal Chic’
Commentary Sometimes a single case illuminates a whole subculture, as a flash of lightning lights up a landscape ...
December 7, 2020
Dishonor Johnson Not for His Horrible Politics, But for His Propagation of Ugliness
Commentary A group of artists and architects has called upon the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New ...
December 2, 2020
The Magic, Necessity, and Illusion of Statistics
Commentary Newly literate people tend to have a reverent attitude towards the printed page, for they suppose that ...
November 29, 2020
Trouble in Guatemala
Commentary There is trouble in Guatemala again—though in truth there has always been trouble in Guatemala. Demonstrators set ...
November 25, 2020
Our Education to Totalitarianism and Transsexualism
Commentary The progressive lengthening, if not necessarily deepening, of education in North America and Western Europe has had ...
November 22, 2020
Good News About COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Greeted With Mistrust
Commentary The announcement by Moderna of a vaccine against COVID-19 that is “95 per cent effective” understandably raises ...
November 17, 2020
Marie-Antoinette, Mrs. Jellyby, and Self-Importance
Commentary From time to time Google invites or enjoins me to “celebrate” the 159th, the 118th, or some ...
November 10, 2020
The Desire for Power Hiding Behind Health, Climate Concerns
Commentary There's a threat of creeping totalitarianism in Western societies that comes from health and climate activists. Who ...
November 7, 2020
A Yale Psychiatrist Seeks to Compare Trump and Hitler
Commentary Dr. Bandy Lee, the Yale forensic psychiatrist, recently compared Donald Trump somewhat unfavorably with Hitler, using a ...
November 3, 2020
Corbyn Gets the Boot, as Anti-Semitism Find Home in Labour Party
Commentary The former leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has just been suspended from the political ...
October 30, 2020
Some Countries Never Leave You When You Leave Them
Commentary Some countries never leave you when you leave them. They mark you in some indelible way. Among ...
October 23, 2020
Surrendering Freedom of Expression to the Monomaniacs Among Us
Commentary We live in an age of bad temper. Perhaps we always did: it is just that I ...
October 19, 2020
The Doctor’s Diagnosis of Trump Reveals Her Own Malady
Commentary “Past violence often leads to future violence,” said Dr. Bandy Lee in a recent interview with Salon ...
October 15, 2020
Language Termites Prepare the Way for Totalitarianism
Commentary The mills of political correctness grind exceeding fine: Nothing is too unimportant to escape their grinding action. ...
October 12, 2020
On Illness, Regulation, and Freedom
Commentary A headline in the New York Times last Monday caught my eye. "Britain," it said, "operating without ...
October 5, 2020
On Disappointments With Debates and Politicians
Commentary It is a curious fact that hell is much easier to imagine than heaven and presents itself ...
October 1, 2020
Free at Last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, Free at Last!
Commentary I am now out of the two-week quarantine imposed on me when I returned to England and ...
September 29, 2020
Kamala Harris Leads by Seeming to Follow the Crowd’s Music
Commentary Sen. Kamala Harris, who quite possibly will be the next but one president of the United States, ...
September 28, 2020
Sen. Leahy, Who Presides Over Trump Impeachment Trial, Hospitalized After Feeling Unwell
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Biden Administration Orders 200 Million More Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
California Officials Say the State’s Unemployment Benefits Fraud Could Top $11 Billion
Capitol Police Chief Offers ‘Sincerest Apologies’ for Not Being Prepared for Jan. 6
200 House Republicans Sign Letter in Support of Hyde Amendment
Renewed Lockdown Measures Slow Economic Momentum
Biden and Putin Commit to Urgently Working to Extend Nuclear Treaty
US Prosecutors Preparing to Bring Sedition Charges in Capitol Breach
45 Republican Senators Vote Against Trump Impeachment Trial, Say It’s Unconstitutional
Florida Offers IOC to Move 2021 Olympics to US If Japan Scraps Event