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Culture & Civilization

Cassini

When I was a boy, maybe 10, I hauled an old four-inch refracting telescope that my great aunt kept on the veranda of her summer...
Yale

For much of its recent history, Yale University’s administration maintained a deliberate aloofness from its students. It focused on the development and management of the...
MESA

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA), which describes itself as “a private, non-profit learned society that brings together scholars, educators, and those interested in the...
diversity

As students, faculty, and administrators return to campuses with Charlottesville on their minds, we can expect them to double down on “diversity” initiatives. I put “diversity”...
Euthanasia

The State Department on Tuesday released its annual International Religious Freedom Report, and the grim upshot was that people of faith face persecution around the...
diversity

Late in 2015, the student activists at Lebanon Valley College briefly became national laughingstocks for demanding that the name of Lynch Memorial Hall be changed....
solar system

When I first became fascinated by astronomy, in the early 1950's, Pluto had only been discovered two decades earlier. But except for its orbital period...
erie canal

Next Tuesday marks the beginning of the 242nd year of the independence of the United States, and the day will be justly celebrated with parades, picnics,...

Delta and Bank of America have pulled out of sponsoring the New York Public Theaters’s production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in Central Park because the...
ISIS

On Wednesday, at least 12 were killed and 39 wounded when a team of gunmen and suicide bombers executed a simultaneous strike on two sites...
midway

On June 4th, 1942, 75 years ago yesterday, the American and Japanese navies met west of Midway Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean....
civil war

I deeply disagree with Max Boot regarding the removal of statues and the renaming of military bases to expunge from public view the national memory of the Civil...