America's political-military elite consistently get the big ones wrong.
Because the South can no longer be taken for granted by Democrats, Democrats have moved to the right to maintain presidential viability.
Presidents use professors for their own purposes, not the other way around.
Allowing moral questions to become again a matter for reasoned public debate and common action.
Caution always has more to say than heedless "progress."
For all his celebration of human sympathy, Melville was not optimistic about the war's outcome.
Mencken could never quite bring himself to regard anything "fundamental" or "permanent" without chuckling.
A review of a The Ideas that Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-first Century, by Michael Mandelbaum
The book offers gripping descriptions of today's killing fields, but ultimately cannot formulate a reason why outsiders must intervene in them.
A review of Starr: A Reassessment, by Benjamin Wittes
Smith delivers a critical blow to our most precious freedom.
Today's predominant version of separation of church and state is not only hostile to the founders' understanding, but hostile to religion.
Investigating the radical, unprecedented divorce of church from state that the Court has decreed since 1947.
The lesson drawn by Judge Noon is that the Court should more or less abdicate its responsibility for enforcing the Constitution's limits.
Foner's themes are the politics of historical understanding and the relationship between the historian and his own world.
A review of A Short History of the World, by Geoffrey Blainey
A review of Richard Rorty, by Alan Malachowski
A review of The Marriage Problem: How Our Culture Has Weakened Families, by James Q. Wilson
There are reasons to avoid conspicuous consumption that have nothing to do with the poor people starving in the Sahel.