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Unless of course the alternatives are the cities with the lowest quality of life: Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, in the Republic of the Congo (not to be confused with the bigger and seemingly even more wretched Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known as Zaire), and Khartoum, Sudan.
As should be clear by now, this little book (at 7.87 x 3.94 inches, it’s actually a little big for most pockets) is both a handy reference and a dependable conversation-starter.
It’s also a valuable reminder that, in spite of globalization and the Internet, the world remains a dramatically diverse place. The next time you’re tempted to think otherwise, remember that the typical woman in Niger bears 8 children, while her opposite number in Bulgaria bears 1.1. I think those mothers would agree that boring homogenization is still at least a few years off.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?