We have decided to open up our blog to comments again—but only to COMMENTARY subscribers. We had comments for several years and then decided to end the practice when we were flooded with nasty partisan remarks clearly posted by people who were only coming to the site to stir up unpleasantness. Now that we are working to expand the COMMENTARY community through our new digital subscription system, we think it proper and exciting that our readers get a chance to interact with us and with each other. Please join us. You can subscribe here.