The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism

Both in America and in Israel, the liberal faith of too many Jews has imperiled the Jewish future. Needed is a serious, thoughtful, and authentically Jewish alternative.


A Seventh Note

A new book on the siege of Leningrad does valuable service to the city’s years of supreme ordeal and the famous tribute by the composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

On the Couch

A new book by psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple takes steady aim at modern pseudoscientific explanations that excuse and rationalize immoral behavior.


Remembering Number 84

Former NFL tight end — and working-class hero — Jim Mutscheller was a yardstick by which to measure pro sports then and now.

Why Conservatives Need an Anti-Poverty Agenda

Poverty is a deeply entrenched phenomenon that requires some specific responses, and conservatives are positioned to offer unique solutions.


Judaism’s Countercultural Understanding of Human Nature

Bolstering the case for a Jewish conservatism is Jewish anti-utopianism.

Why Won’t the Media Hold Hillary to the Same Standard They Did Bob McDonnell?

Why is Hillary Clinton evading scrutiny for conduct that is worse than the corruption that landed the former Virginia governor in prison?

The Scandal-Prone Secret Service Is a Dangerous Embarrassment

The continuing failures of the Secret Service would be a serious worry under any administration, but they are particularly dangerous under this one.

How Christianity Invented Children

Christianity’s invention of the cultural idea of children as treasured human being was an outgrowth of its most stupendous and revolutionary idea: the radical equality, and the infinite value, of every single human being as a beloved child of God.

“Wolf Hall” and Upmarket Anti-Catholicism

Wolf Hall – the wildly successful novel now adapted for television – proves, yet again, that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable bigotry in elite circles in the Anglosphere.