The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

Basic Books | Published on December 3, 2013

By Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin’s new book explores the origins of today’s left/right divide by examining the views of the men who shaped the debate at its outset: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine.

Obamacare’s Prescriptive Problem

National Review Online | Published on November 18, 2013

By Yuval Levin

The enormous problems facing ObamaCare are rooted in the law’s centralized, prescriptive approach to health-care reform.

The President Is Losing His Plan

National Review Online | Published on November 15, 2013

By Yuval Levin

The recent ObamaCare “fix” offered by the president is a desperate attempt to avoid immediate political consequences, regardless of the longer-term cost.

A Conservative Alternative to ObamaCare

Wall Street Journal | Published on November 14, 2013

By Yuval Levin and Ramesh Ponnuru

Conservatives now have a prime opportunity to offer a “credible alternative” to ObamaCare that would actually solve the serious problems of the health-care system.

Learning from a Long October

National Review Online | Published on October 31, 2013

By Yuval Levin

The deficiencies of both populism and technocracy were on full display in the month of October.