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Tod Lindberg

Tod Lindberg

Tod Lindberg is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His poem “The Apology of Patroculus” appeared in the October 2016 issue of Commentary.

This nation and its leaders have been humbled over the past decade by the ambiguous results of the American military power unleashed in Iraq and...

“Bush Lied, People Died,” said the post-Iraq bumper sticker. “You lie!” shouted Rep. Joe Wilson at President Obama during a 2009 speech to a joint...

Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy By Emmanuel Faye, translated by Michael B. Smith Yale, 436 pages Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) ranks at or near the top of lists...

Have you ever found yourself in the position of asking, on your own behalf or on behalf of others, how many or precisely which people...

Fuzzy Math: The Essential Guide to the Bush Tax Plan by Paul Krugman Norton. 128 pp. $17.00 Paul Krugman is an economist at Princeton University and a twice-weekly...

Sex, Lies, and . . . Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas. by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson. Houghton Mifflin. 406 pp. $24.95. The media blitz that accompanied...

Is there a more celebrated journalist, or for that matter a more reviled one, than Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer prize-winning assistant managing editor for investigations...

The High-Cholesterol State Demosclerosis: The Silent Killer of American Government. by Jonathan Rauch. Times Books. 250 pp. $22.00. “Demosclerosis,” in Jonathan Rauch’s diagnosis, is “government’s progressive loss of the...

Aquarius at Middle Age Do you Believe in Magic? The Second Coming of the Sixties Generation. by Annie Gottlieb. Times Books. 409 pp. $19.95. “See if these excerpts,” advises...