Another Perspective
by | Jan 4, 2020

Politics is often said to be a sport — indeed, a bloodsport. But what if it were an actual sport, you know, with teams and coaches and players? Or, more specifically, what if it were football? In such a world…

by | Dec 28, 2019

The Cold War eased slightly in 1953. In July, an armistice ended fighting in the Korean War, though a peace treaty remained out of reach. It was the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on March 5 which allowed that…

by | Dec 24, 2019

As Christmas approaches, it renews a long-standing conflict over the holiday. It is religious versus secular. It is spiritual versus commercial. It is serious versus frivolous. It is a profound mistake to see the contrast as meaningless. Christians have long…

by | Dec 20, 2019

Historiography, the study of history and how to write it, hasn’t changed much in the 25 centuries since Herodotus. Herodotus conceived of history as the stories of great leaders and their victories and defeats, a conception that still dominates the…

by | Dec 18, 2019

The column “New ‘Dark Waters’ Movie Is Picture-Perfect Deception” (The American Spectator, December 11), by Kerri Toloczko, demands a response. It addresses the new film Dark Waters, which I have not seen. It also discusses the underlying legal case on which…

by | Dec 12, 2019

The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is the longest continual alliance in Western democracies. The media’s partnership with the Democratic Party is the second longest. Since the moment of his election, transatlantic elites have insisted…

by | Dec 11, 2019

To the surprise of exactly one sourdough shut-in who lives in a mountain shack a few miles outside of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, the House of Representatives has introduced two articles of impeachment against President Trump. Talk about predictable. Trump is…

by | Dec 10, 2019

The Little Cold War between the United States and Iran rages on. Iran’s theocratic leaders have declared their intentions to surge forward with the production of their nuclear weapons program; U.S. forces captured a cargo transport containing missile components that…

by | Dec 1, 2019

Just how stupid are we human beings as a species? That’s been an ongoing debate in the environmental law field for over a generation. The prevailing view was stated in a famous article by Garrett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the…

by | Nov 26, 2019

The Liberal Party once was one of Great Britain’s two great governing parties. A century ago it self-destructed. On December 5, 1916, H. H. Asquith, the prime minister since 1908 who took his country into World War I, resigned. That…

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