Dear Victor, Though a virtue in interpersonal relations, agreeableness is not necessarily a good thing in an online exchange, where a clash of views is often...

Daniel Freedman of It Shines for All has posted a must-watch video of Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes and Douglas Murray, author of Neoconservativism:...

• It’s been a long time between books for Hilton Kramer, whose last collection was published six years ago and who hasn’t brought out a...

Former presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer was on the witness stand in the Scooter Libby trial today and gave testimony that the New York Times...

contentions is delighted to welcome Max Boot and Victor Davis Hanson—two of the country's most distinguished military historians (and contributors to COMMENTARY)—for a week-long discussion...

Dear Victor, Remember that inspired 1994 flick Dumb and Dumber? If I were to make a movie about the Middle East today it would have to...

Dear Max, The surge, in my opinion, could very well work—if it is the catalyst for a change in tactics. In COMMENTARY and elsewhere, many observers...

Maybe. But it certainly doesn't need the one it has now. Whether because his term of office runs out next July or because, before that,...

The strangest art story of the year grows stranger yet. Last October, Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas developer and art collector, accidentally shoved his elbow...

Unlike most of the men and women who populate the higher reaches of American politics, James Webb, the new Democratic Senator from Virginia, is a...

Poor Jimmy Carter! "This is the first time that I've ever been called a liar and a bigot and an anti-Semite and a coward and...

Welcome to Weekend Reading, a new feature at contentions: thought-provoking selections from the COMMENTARY archive to help tide you over until Monday. One of the...