Gilbert T. Sewall

Gilbert T. Sewall, director of the American Textbook Council in New York City, is co-author of After Hiroshima: The United States Since 1945 and editor of The Eighties: A Reader. He is also a reviewer for Publishers Weekly.

The Holy War Against Immigration Controls

 

A controversial executive order in January banning travel from Mideast countries linked to terrorism remains a political football in May. For months, federal courts have conducted a hard-to-follow scrimmage, blocking orders when it’s pretty clear that the president has authority to do what Donald J. Trump has done. This week, a Virginia federal appeals court […]

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Inquisitions and Tribunals on America’s Campuses

 

Young women on college campuses have reasons to be fearful. The sheltering protections of housemothers and parietals are long gone. Unisex dorms and bathrooms do not raise eyebrows. Time-honored patterns of courtship and chivalry have gone up in smoke, leaving women empowered but vulnerable. Young men who are louts can and do scheme to obtain […]

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‘Fair Harvard’: A Modest Proposal

 

Two verses of the college song, Fair Harvard, are sung traditionally as the university’s alma mater on entrance and departure from the college. The last lines are: Farewell! be thy destinies onward and bright! To thy children the lesson still give, With freedom to think, and with patience to bear, And for Right ever bravely to […]

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Queer Dance Party for Climate Justice

 

The Resistance might seem far away from some TAS readers’ lives. But in Washington, D.C., large parts of the media and policy intelligentsia do not consider Trump a legitimate president. A former D.C. television producer I know believes assassination is the answer. Civil disturbances and psycho behavior possible only in postmodern America are receiving a pass […]

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Dr. Smith, Meet Henry Sanchez

 

Meet Henry Sanchez, an 18-year-old who was attending Montgomery County’s Rockville High School in Maryland not far from Washington, D.C. Authorities failed to deport him before, well, bad things happened. For those who believe in open immigration policies, Sanchez and José Montano, 17, are very bad news. Montgomery County police say the two of them […]

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Required Reading From Charles Murray

 

Social critic and author Charles Murray’s own vivid account of what recently happened at Middlebury College should be required reading for any serious student of higher education. It gives a chilling picture of what today’s campus Jacobinism looks like, up-close and ugly. Last week, at bucolic Middlebury, a well-regarded school in the center of Vermont, […]

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The Lessons of Oroville

 

Oroville dam and its out-of-control spillway dramatize California’s sudden water turnaround this winter. The rains continue, and about 7 inches are predicted this week in the Sacramento Valley. The six-year drought is over. “At least for now,” say Californians. Like other Americans, they greet any unusual weather event by affirming climate-change awareness. In pouring rain […]

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Why the DeVos Victory Matters

 

It was a squeaker, but what is important is the outcome. When I heard the appointment, I knew there would be trouble. The extensive DeVos family, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is part of the donor class, as has been amply documented. The family fortune, based on Amway products, is estimated at $5 billion. The […]

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The Mad Scene in the Anti-Trump Opera

 

Consider the hysteria accompanying the 90-day ban on entry to citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Think if it had been something big. Deporting 10,000 well-selected cholos and tattooed welfare parasites, for example? Going after anchor babies and their moms? Preferences for educated, acculturated immigrants? No full tuition-paying students who can’t […]

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Twilight of Identity Liberalism

 

Here it is 2017, and inexhaustible black rage, a White House bathed in rainbow colors, glass ceilings and rape culture, Muslim injustice collectors, and weepy charges of white privilege seem so passé. The nation is on the threshold of something new. The hard left is in a state of narrative collapse and this-can’t-be-happening fabulation. Whatever […]

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