What’s Up with Rape in Sweden?


Incidents of sexual assault may be up in Sweden, but the truth is more complicated than the narrative.

Kraus Revisited


Vienna in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was a hotbed of genius, and the arch-journalist, poet, and playwright Karl Kraus presided over this efflorescence of art and thought, knowing everything and everybody, making all the right friends and all the right enemies.

Bitter Harvest and the Bitter Present in Ukraine


The 21st-century war on Ukraine is the result of one man’s deliberate policy, as was the terror famine of the 1930s. Then the perpetrator was Stalin; today, the perpetrator is Vladimir Putin.

Faking it and Making it


The post-election period has been rich in ironies, mostly at the expense of the media who remain blind to them through their inveterate self-righteousness.

A Modest Defense of the “Liberal World Order”


Might it not be the case that the “liberal world order” needs fixing rather than dismantling, as some “populists” propose today?

Federal Funding and Campus Free Speech: A Proposal


Intellectual freedom and free expression are essential prerequisites to the fulfillment of a university’s core functions of the discovery, improvement, transmission, and dissemination of knowledge.

Michael the Kind


Well-deserved tributes are pouring forth for the late Michael Novak. It’s frankly hard to know where to begin in praising him.

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