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by | Nov 30, 2022

Abandoning almost all pretenses of scholarly inquiry and academic rigor, Arizona State University opened a new center this fall semester dedicated to telling the story of Muslims in America. Called the Center of Muslim Experience in the US (CME-US), it…

by | May 30, 2022

Against the Tide: The Best of Roger Scruton’s Columns, Commentaries, and Criticism By Roger Scruton (Bloomsbury Continuum, 256 pages, $28) Nearly everything in this collection originally appeared in a newspaper or a magazine, among these the one you are holding…

by | Apr 16, 2022

“Disinvitation season” used to be a season when student activists worked to disinvite usually conservative commencement speakers. Now it’s “cancel culture” — a year-round 24/7 pursuit to muzzle all who fail to embrace ideological purity. The internet enables people with…

by | Feb 16, 2022

The news of P.J. O’Rourke’s death this week was like a gut-punch. I learned about it on Wednesday morning, courtesy of American Spectator executive editor Wlady Pleszczynski’s touching tribute. Thoughts of P.J. took me back, as it should all of…

by | Jan 2, 2022

I guess I’ll start off 2022 by assuming the role of Grumpy Old Man. But after enduring the binge of college football bowls over the past week while recovering from COVID, I have thoughts. And they aren’t very pleasant. Regular…

by | Oct 30, 2021

Thursday Last night, as wifey and I were watching Perry Mason reruns from about sixty years ago or more, at about midnight, I got a call from a young man whose father is a close friend. The young man is a…

by | Oct 3, 2021

October 4, 2021 During my educational lifetime — K4-12 in private school (Riverdale Country School, NYC 1956-65); college (University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1965-69); law school (Fordham University School, NYC, 1974-77); and graduate school (the George Washington University, Washington,…

by | Aug 20, 2021

Many colleges and universities begin fall classes next week. The big question on students’ minds is what the semester will look like as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Numerous universities across the country have instituted vaccine mandates for students returning to…

by | Aug 16, 2021

For the last week or so, I have been living in the middle of a construction zone. In defiance of the climate scientists, Lake Erie and its fellow Great Lakes decided to grow instead of shrink. While the scientists re-checked…

by | Jun 25, 2021

Proof that groupthink reigns supreme in academia came last month as hundreds of academic departments released statements and thousands of individual professors signed open letters “in solidarity with the Palestinian people.” Following 11 days of war between Hamas and Israel,…

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