Month: June 30, 2008

Jun 30,2008

Summer reading recommendations

The Weekly Standard‘s summer reading issue is out now: pick it up! You’ll love it! Two recommendations of my own: Grand New Party, by Ross and Reihan. Very good. More...

Jun 30,2008

The Perception Gap

Interesting and smart column by Kyle Smith over at the NY Post: Twenty percent of Americans say the U.S. economy is doing well. That’s hearsay. Seventy-one percent say they, personally,...

Jun 30,2008

Dark Knight buzz…peaking too soon?

At this point in the summer I’m basically in Batman-blackout mode. I’m not reading any of the reviews; I’m not clicking on any of the links to the viral games;...

Jun 30,2008

Patriotism and Nationalism, Again

Peter Beinart, he of the heavy-duty Time topic of Patriotism With America At A (Nother) Crossroads, wants to be an equal-opportunity chastiser. What could be more bipartisan and transcendent? But...

Jun 30,2008

Oh Jesus! Oh Jesus!

Rod Dreher will just lurv this one. In a general sign of the horribleness of Time magazine and the culture at large, the hot new story is the mainstreaming of...

Jun 30,2008

Amateurism, Ignorance, Politics, Life

Amateurism is not ignorance. And politics is not life. But consider Matt Yglesias: I’m a very “bad” tourist in terms of looking things up in advance and planning. But I...