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August 19, 2012

James Gould Cozzens, perhaps America’s best forgotten novelist, was born 109 years ago today in Chicago. The excellence of at least three of his novels,...

Today's New York Times Book Review features an interview with NPR's Ira Glass, who was asked, “What's the one book you wish someone else would...

As Israelis and their government continue to debate the merits of an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the contempt for American foreign policy realists for...

Nice try, Julian. The creepy Julian Assange, mastermind of the WikiLeaks site, would love to pretend he is a victim of an American "witch hunt."...

The leftist critique of capitalism and all the improvements in the quality of life that it has brought remains what it has always been: the...

The front-page New York Times story today on the role that Iraqi financial instituions are playing in helping Iran to evade sanctions may well be...

The Democratic effort to change Paul Ryan’s image from one of a choirboy intellectual to a monster threatening the rights of women is in full...

I agree with Max's post below. While Friday's sentencing in Russia of three members of a punk rock protest outfit was a travesty of justice--the...

As an addendum to Abe’s excellent post, it would be interesting  to see a poll that asked people where American CO2 emissions are today relative...