Jan. 1, 2011 | â??People who loved Sarah Palin are disappointed,â? said one woman in Wasilla. â?'They found out that Sarah Palin loves Sarah Palin most of allâ?... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | The death of the book as object of study. Will the faculty hold the line, or will no one be assigning whole books to students by 2020? Carlin Romano on Extreme Academe... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'In the wake of Wagner''s achievement in Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal, the musical language that had been common property of Western composers fell into crisis'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | The humanities have been gutted by decades of pretentious postmodernist theory and identity politics, says Camille Paglia. Consider, in contrast, the happy plight of the trades... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'Philosopher Joel Marks, erstwhile Kantian, has become an amoralist. That''s right, he has thrown out morality altogether. What difference has it made?'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'Americaâ?'s need for cheap oil, credit, and consumer goods means Iraq and Afghanistan get fixed before Cleveland and Detroit. It''s not just about freedom, says Andrew Bacevich'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | As regards pace of change, leftists are already more conservative than they like to admit, says Jonny Thakkar. Conservatives, however, should brush up on their Marx... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | Susan Jacoby finds herself in a lonely place among liberals. She will not accept multiculturalism as an excuse to violate universal human rights... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | So you think our daughter is a spoiled brat? Your problem is your whimpering son has not read Atlas Shrugged. He's set to become a social parasite... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'Kabul: youâ??ve never been there, you can''t speak the language or grasp the social complexities. No fear, says P.J. O''Rourke. After 72 hours, you''re an expert. You''re a reporter!'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | The local food movement now threatens to devolve into another self-indulgent - and self-defeating - do-gooder dogma. Stephen Budiansky explains why... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'William McGonagall''s invincible delusion - that he was a theatrical and poetic genius without equal since the time of Shakespeare - merits not disdain, but sympathy and respect'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'The Soviet Union didnâ?'t collapse because of Reagan or Thatcher or Star Wars. It collapsed, says P.J. O''Rourke, because of Bulgarian blue jeans'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'What do the Chinese really think about global warming and the West''s efforts to stop it? An answer to this crucial question is becoming visible'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'In Turkey, it is normal to say that you will do something, have done it, or agree with something when, in fact, you wonâ?'t, havenâ?'t, or donâ?'t. It''s not lying, it''s just being polite'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'The problem with unsuccessful stories is usually simple, says Tim O''Brien. They are boring, because of a failure of imagination'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | 'Google''s book search takes a group of the world''s great research library collections and returns them in the form of a suburban-mall bookstore'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | '"Today''s environmentalism? Consolation prize for a gaggle of washed-up Trots, adjunct to hyper-capitalism; catalytic converter on the SUV of the global economy," says Paul Kingsnorth'... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | Is classical music in decline? Heather Mac Donald denied it, and incurred the ire of Greg Sandow. The heated debate goes on... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | Moliere, the shape-shifter extraordinaire of the 17th century, became in time a playwright of huge political value - rather like Albert Camus in our own day... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | Prince Charles finds modern architecture ghastly, loves homeopathy, and thinks coffee enemas can cure cancer. Well, his family is highly inbred... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | Tenure - the ability to teach and conduct research without fear of being fired - is still the holy grail of higher education, one to which all junior professors aspire. Abolish it!... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | American literature in the 19th century speaks in the 21st in terms we have not yet abandoned - for all our technology, globalism, and panache... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | Surviving death. Perhaps your ghost will be a mute witness to goings-on down here. Or maybe it will be able to act, clanking a chain, or saying "Boo!" in the dark... more »


Jan. 1, 2011 | From Arabian night to Assyrian horrors. The history of Mesopotamia is one where culture, psychology, tribalism, and religious belief have never quite allowed for civil society... more »


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