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Culture & Civilization

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...
1987

Thirty years ago today—October 19th, 1987—the bottom dropped out of the stock market. After the Federal Reserve had stopped the rampant inflation of the 1970's by...
Science

One of the great events in the history of astronomical observation took place last August 17th. Two neutron stars, 130 million light-years away, spiraled in towards...
free speech

The excellent Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is out with a new survey of student attitudes toward free speech. FIRE’s release comes soon after...
columbus day

With the NYPD giving the statue of Christopher Columbus in New York’s Columbus Circle 24/7 protection from self-appointed moral vigilantes, this Columbus Day is a...