Oneself in Others


A memoir on the reading of Middlemarch offers some worthwhile observations, but not much in the way of original wisdom.

Getting There


Opponents of Obamacare have an opportunity to offer a better alternative, but successfully implementing new reforms will require a careful transition in order to minimize further disruption to Americans’ health care coverage.

Miracle at Philadelphia


The remarkable story of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 offers lessons for public life today.

How to be a Conservative: a Conversation with Roger Scruton


The author discusses his new book on the nature of conservatism and what it takes to preserve the things worth keeping.

‘Intermission’ in Ukraine?


The current phase of Russia’s war against Ukraine bears similarities to the events of 1938–39 in Central Europe, and Western leaders would be wise to pay attention.

Regensburg Vindicated


Pope Benedict’s 2006 lecture on the future of Islam appears increasingly prescient.

Obama’s Diplomatic Malpractice


President Obama misunderstands critics of his foreign policy and fails to see that the current disaster in Iraq is a failure of his own diplomacy.

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