Spectacle Blog
by Roger Kaplan | Mar 24, 2020

My friend P in Paris, an occasional American Spectator contributor, notes that no one was celebrating or even remembering the day on Monday. Mouvement du 22 mars! The day it started! Ha, I say, that was when the jeunesse went wild in the…

by Shmuel Klatzkin | Mar 24, 2020

I remember in rabbinic school one of the teachers, an acerbic and witty philosophy professor, dead-panned to the class, “I celebrate my Shabbos (Sabbath) on Thursday night, and so should you, because Friday night you are working!” Don’t get me…

by Roger Kaplan | Mar 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: The coronavirus pandemic has many of us shut up in our homes for now. That can be isolating and frustrating. But it can also be a chance to catch up on things we let fall away during busier…

by William J. Watkins Jr. | Mar 20, 2020

Across the country, state and local officials are taking steps to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The responses testify to the strength of our decentralized system of government and should comfort Americans in this time of uncertainty. In the…

by The Editors | Mar 20, 2020

Our editors’ inboxes and comment sections are filled with insightful, sharp, and thought-provoking responses from our readers. So we’ve started a weekly roundup of highlights. Check up on our blog each Friday for more, and send your letters to editor@spectator.org!…

by James Thunder | Mar 17, 2020

In the Sunday night Democratic debate with Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden committed to selecting people for jobs on the basis of race or sex. This is quintessential racism and sexism. He said he’d nominate a woman as his vice president…

by The Editors | Mar 13, 2020

Our editors’ inboxes and comment sections are filled with insightful, sharp, and thought-provoking responses from our readers. So we’re starting a weekly roundup of highlights. Check up on our blog each Friday for more, and send your letters to editor@spectator.org!…

by Larry Thornberry | Mar 10, 2020

I first learned of Max von Sydow’s passing by reading Nic Rowan’s fine tribute about midnight-30 today. I enjoyed a good deal of Max’s work. To name just one, I liked his portrayal of the intelligent but amoral assassin in Three Days of the Condor….

by The Editors | Mar 6, 2020

Our editors’ inboxes and comment sections are filled with insightful, sharp, and thought-provoking responses from our readers. So we’re starting a weekly roundup of highlights. Check up on our blog each Friday for more, and send your letters to editor@spectator.org!…

by Larry Thornberry | Mar 4, 2020

Geez. I thought Democrats were in favor of sexual equality. Furthering the Sexual Revolution. Advancing women up and through the glass ceiling. Diversity, affirmative action, and all the rest. If so, why did they kick Elizabeth Warren to the curb…

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