Thursday, January 3, 2013

Welcome to a Diminished America. By Kenneth Weisbrode.

Welcome to a Diminished America. By Kenneth Weisbrode. Real Clear World, January 2, 2013.

Femen in Paris: Ukraine’s Topless Warriors Move West. By Jeffrey Tayler.

Femen in Paris: Ukraine’s Topless Warriors Move West. By Jeffrey Tayler. The Atlantic, January 2, 2013.

Cultural Liberalism Is Not Enough. By Eric Alterman.

Cultural Liberalism Is Not Enough. By Eric Alterman. New York Times, April 7, 2012.

The Future of the Obama Coalition. By Thomas B. Edsall.

The Future of the Obama Coalition. By Thomas B. Edsall. New York Times, November 27, 2011.

An Exceptional Civilizing Process? By Stephen Mennell.

An Exceptional Civilizing Process? By Stephen Mennell. Journal of Classical Sociology, February 2009.

Democracy Came Too Early. By Pieter Spierenburg.

Democracy Came Too Early: A Tentative Explanation for the Problem of American Homicide. By Pieter Spierenburg. The American Historical Review, February 2006.

Why Are States So Red and Blue? By Steven Pinker.

Why Are States So Red and Blue? By Steven Pinker. New York Times, October 24, 2012.


Red vs. Blue: Causes Elude Us, but Effects Are Clear. By Ira Chernus. History News Network, October 25, 2012.

The Inventor of Modern Conservatism. By David Gelernter.

The Inventor of Modern Conservatism: Disraeli and Us. By David Gelernter. The Weekly Standard, February 7, 2005.

“Lord Randolph thought that Lord Beaconsfield’s career could be painted in a single sentence: ‘Failure, failure, failure, partial success, renewed failure, ultimate and complete triumph.’”

—Winston Churchill, Lord Randolph Churchill, Volume 1 (New York: Macmillan, 1906), p. 249.

Let’s Give Up on the Constitution. By Louis Michael Seidman.

Let’s Give Up on the Constitution. By Louis Michael Seidman. New York Times, December 30, 2012.

A Perfect Match: Al Gore and Al Jazeera. By Jonathan S. Tobin.

A Perfect Match: Al Gore and Al Jazeera. By Jonathan S. Tobin. Commentary, January 3, 2012.

What Is the Future of Conservatism in the Wake of the 2012 Election?

What Is the Future of Conservatism in the Wake of the 2012 Election? A Symposium. Commentary, January 2013.

The Task. By John Podhoretz.

The Task. By John Podhoretz. Commentary, January 2013.

The Way Forward. By John Podhoretz.

The Way Forward. By John Podhoretz. Commentary, December 2012.

Historical Ignorance and Utopian Dreams. By Seth Mandel.

Historical Ignorance and Utopian Dreams. By Seth Mandel. Commentary, January 2, 2013.

Right-wing dreams of demented utopias. By Michael Lind.

Right-wing dreams of demented utopias. By Michael Lind. Salon, January 1, 2013.

Let’s Repeal the Second Amendment. By Kurt Eichenwald.

Let’s Repeal the Second Amendment. By Kurt Eichenwald. Vanity Fair, January 3, 2013.

Why the Tea Pary Lives On. By Michael Hirsh.

Why the Tea Party Lives On. By Michael Hirsh. National Journal, January 2, 2013.

Is Meritocracy A Sham? By Walter Russell Mead.

Is Meritocracy A Sham? By Walter Russell Mead. Via Meadia, July 1, 2012. Also here.

The Land of Topless Minarets and Headless Little Girls. By Amal Hanano.

The Land of Topless Minarets and Headless Little Girls: A Requiem for Syria. By Amal Hanano. Foreign Policy, December 11, 2012.

U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight.

U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight. Video by Funker530. YouTube.


Rebel Without a Cause Planetarium Scene.

Rebel Without a Cause Planetarium Scene. Video. MySpace.





“In the infinite reaches of space the problems of man seem trivial and na├»ve indeed. And man, existing alone, seems himself an episode of little consequence.” [at 3:05 in video]

The Once and Future Liberalism. By Walter Russell Mead.

The Once and Future Liberalism. By Walter Russell Mead. The American Interest, March/April 2012.

Cliff Postponed: The Real Problem Is the Policy Defecit. By Walter Russell Mead.

Cliff Postponed: The Real Problem Is the Policy Defecit. By Walter Russell Mead. Via Meadia, January 2, 2013.

The Promise of the Arab Spring. By Sheri Berman.

The Promise of the Arab Spring. By Sheri Berman. Foreign Affairs, January/February 2013.

The Mirage of the Arab Spring. By Seth G. Jones.

The Mirage of the Arab Spring. By Seth G. Jones. Foreign Affairs, January/February 2013.

Lara Logan’s Speech at 2012 BGA Annual Luncheon.

Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East. By Laura Washington. Chicago Sun-Times, October 7, 2012.

Lara Logan’s Speech at 2012 BGA Annual Luncheon. Video. YouTube.

Also find it here, here, here, here, here, and here.