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Tom Bethell
Tom Bethell is a senior editor of The American Spectator and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science, The Noblest Triumph: Property and Prosperity Through the Ages, and most recentlyQuestioning Einstein: Is Relativity Necessary? (2009).

February 12 is Darwin Day, and this year the international celebration falls on a Sunday. Look for theistic Darwinists to reassure churches that Charles Darwin believed in God, or at least that his theory of evolution harmonizes beautifully with Christian…

It was my first visit to the United Nations building, and no doubt my last. Many times I had seen the forty-story, Le Corbusier-designed flat slab, but never had reason to go there. As we drove by taxi through the…

Dan Balz of the Washington Post strikes me as one of the least biased reporters in the mainstream media. So his lengthy, page-one article at the end of 2013 attracted my attention. It addressed the growing division between the red,…

Ortega y Gasset’s Revolt of the Masses was published in 1930, but don’t be misled—its author was hostile to the masses. They had attained “complete social power,” and he resented that. The masses “neither should nor can direct their own…

THE CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS erupted soon after I arrived in America. I was teaching at an excellent school in Virginia, Woodberry Forest, which still flourishes today. The forcible integration of Ole Miss took place at about the same time. But…

I WAS AT THE WATERGATE THE OTHER EVENING for a book party, held in the apartment of John Wohlstetter. He has a grand piano, a beautiful view over the Potomac River, and a book to sell. Actually there were two…

OVER THE YEARS I HAVE WRITTEN quite a few budget articles. Then I stopped because the readers stopped. Budget numbers are dull, and complications quickly multiply. Most people have a hard time keeping their family’s budget straight, let alone the…

Recently I spent a few days on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. If you haven’t been there, it’s a beautiful place. In the old days, well-off San Franciscans would move to Berkeley in the summer to…

I DON’T BELIEVE I EVER WROTE an article about medical care. Now I will, mainly because my own health became an issue overnight. First I’ll say something about that, then I’ll take a quick look at the new health care…

by Tom Bethell | Sep 21, 2012

The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Edited by John G. West (Discovery Institute Press, 350 pages, $24.95) We normally associate C.S. Lewis with Christian apologetics, English literature, and the Narnia stories; less so with science and…

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