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imperiled

The longer lockdown continues, the more imperiled we become

April 2, 2020 12:21 pm

A broke society is a violent society

jefferson education

No one in Jefferson’s day suspected the contradiction between commerce and education

March 31, 2020 4:13 pm

Republics have never lived by the commercial principle alone

sebastian barry

The Irish question

March 31, 2020 2:44 pm

Sebastian Barry talks about his new play, On Blueberry Hill

kingsley

Death in the Cape

March 30, 2020 5:01 pm

Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Boer War by Sarah LeFanu reviewed

joe biden vanished

Joe Biden and the vanished political age

March 30, 2020 1:24 pm

The ghost of Washington past

post-liberals

Constrained by freedom: what do post-liberals want?

March 28, 2020 1:55 pm

Liberalism may be a doctrine to organize your society by; it is not a doctrine to live your life by

colleges

Degrees of control

March 27, 2020 3:23 pm

America’s colleges are selling themselves to hostile foreign states

liberalism

After liberalism

March 24, 2020 12:21 pm

Are we entering a new era of political thought?

social justice

Social justice isn’t always just

March 24, 2020 9:09 am

The reaction of most accused men is to say nothing in the hope that the outrage caravan will move on

LA celia walden piers morgan

Celia Walden: the birth of ‘corona kissing’ in LA

March 24, 2020 9:06 am

For germaphobe Angelenos the coronavirus is scarier than a waiter coming at you with a breadbasket

french food

Save French food!

March 23, 2020 3:30 pm

A cuisine in crisis

anna faris coupling podcasts

Conscious coupling

March 22, 2020 5:28 pm

Sex therapy with Anna Karenina

benny golson

Tenor badness

March 22, 2020 5:01 pm

Benny Golson, last legend of bebop

meat-only

The carnivore confessions: I’ve never felt better than on my meat-only diet

March 21, 2020 2:34 pm

Online carno-forums are growing like mushrooms (which I no longer eat)

paris

Epicenes and epicures

March 21, 2020 2:05 pm

While his fellow Germans were rounding up résistants, Jünger was visiting Braque and Picasso

italy

Living in an Italy consumed by fear

March 21, 2020 12:58 pm

Right now, the death rate from coronavirus in Italy is more than 8 percent

socialist

America is socialist, dummy

March 21, 2020 12:15 pm

Let us count the ways...

harnden

A final farewell

March 17, 2020 4:06 pm

Some carefully chosen words about what it means to say goodbye

decadence douthat

Apocalypse soon

March 17, 2020 1:35 pm

The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by Ross Douthat reviewed

metternich

Prince of Europe’s long peace

March 17, 2020 12:11 pm

Metternich: Strategist and Visionary by Wolfram Siemann reviewed

coronavirus state liberalism

The weak response to coronavirus is a symptom of the decay of the liberal state

March 16, 2020 3:54 pm

The modern nation-state has always offered a deal: liberty for protection. America’s liberal state frequently fails to honor its side of the bargain

goldwater rule

Time to scrap the Goldwater Rule

March 10, 2020 12:01 pm

Biden’s many errors are tokens of serious mental incapacity

austen

Some of the best Austen adaptations are the most unfaithful

February 17, 2020 11:23 am

Undoubtedly the freshest version of Emma was the one that looks least like it: Clueless