History Misused The Malthusian Holocaust
Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth fails to convince in its reinterpretation of the Holocaust, and its forecast of the next one.
Second Amendment Gunned Down
The NRA has spun a story of the Second Amendment’s origins that has nothing to do with its real ones.
American Values Equality: A Hope Without a Party
Americans believe that equality is the salve for all the nation’s wounds. The problem is that neither party has a complete picture of what equality means.
counter-liberalism Heidegger’s Ghosts
Heidegger has powerful adherents in societies as different as Russia and Iran. If liberal democracies are to reckon with his followers, they must wrestle with his thought.
Tinseltown's Scribe Nice Guy, Bad Driver
Remembering novelist Nathanael West, whose California dreams came true. Until he crashed into the car of a man whose didn’t.
Cotton and Capitalism Was America Built By Slaves?
Historians today say “yes.” But free men and women would have built it better and made it richer.