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Culture & Civilization

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson was found dead at his apartment in Berlin over the weekend, and police are still investigating the cause. He was 48. Jóhannsson's...
Southern Poverty Law Center

If you believe what the papers have been saying for some time, American high school students don’t know much about much. They don’t know, among...
Hossein Derakhshan

What is it with the Harvard Kennedy School's penchant for celebrating dishonorable characters? First came a speaking invitation and fellowship for the traitor formerly known...
diversity

Over at the Chronicle of Higher Education, Leonard Cassuto argues  that academics “need to go public.” That’s an extension of the reasoning behind his 2015...
Alpha Centauri

You can't criticize NASA for failing to plan ahead. It is now in the earliest stages of planning an expedition to our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri....
Harvard

In fiscal year 2017, Harvard University ran a surplus of $114 million. In fiscal year 2016, it ran a surplus of $77 million. In 2015,...

Clifford Irving, who died yesterday at the age of 87, was only a moderately successful journeyman author of fiction and non-fiction books. Few outside of...

I need to ask you a favor. You're here because you value COMMENTARY. And we're here because we value our mission, which is to do...
Oumuamua

The solar system received an extraordinary visitor this fall: an object from another solar system, the first such object ever recorded. It was at first classified...
vassar

William Jacobson, founder of the blog Legal Insurrection, is among the best reporters I know on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. Of...
columbia university

There is no shortage of fools involved in the latest free speech controversy at Columbia University. Mike Cernovich, the alt-right speaker who came to campus...
Harvard

The 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, issued by the American Association of University Professors, distinguishes research universities from what it calls...