TAS Symposium Contributors

Is America in Decline?


W. JAMES ANTLE III At a low point in our experiment with nation-building in Iraq, longtime conservative columnist George Will identified what was missing. “Iraq is just three people away from democratic success,” Will wrote. “Unfortunately, the three are George Washington, James Madison, and John Marshall.” Needless to say, these three Founding Fathers cannot simply […]

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Books for Christmas


BRIAN ANDERSON Anyone who appreciates brilliant food and larger-than-life personalities will love journalist Bill Buford’s Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany (Vintage), one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in years. Working on a New Yorker profile of Mario Batali, the middle-aged […]

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The Meaning of It All


W. James Antle III Heading into the midterm elections, the country faced a dilemma: although there was little evidence the Republicans were ready to be trusted with power, it was clear that the Democrats needed to be stopped. The voters had no other alternative but to give the GOP control of the House, a majority […]

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