Author Archives: John

Why Europe Gets No Respect

VDH attempts to explain “Why Europe Gets No Respect.” The high-tech revolution that birthed Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft passed Europe by. Judged by the great historical determinants of civilizational power—fuel, energy, education, demography, political stability, and military power—Europe … Continue reading

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SCOTUS is undemocratic

Rich Lowry writes that yes, indeed, as a matter of fact… the Supreme Court is undemocratic. In an era of partisan polarization, it is rare to get agreement on anything, but about this there should be a consensus: The Supreme … Continue reading

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Optimal currency area

This is a great/brief explanation of an OCA, and a little commentary on the future of the Euro.  (Spoiler alert:  it needs to split into two, to accommodate the economic and cultural differences, aka, Lindsey Lohan yoked to Rosie the … Continue reading

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The courts in America became an agent of social discord

Daniel Henninger writes that “The United States needs to settle down politically.”  From Kavanaugh and the Culture Wars in today’s WSJ: The Democratic opposition to any Supreme Court nominee from Mr. Trump in 2018 has been about virtually one thing: the Roe v. … Continue reading

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Book review – “Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times”

In Juris Prudence, Matthew Spalding, provides a second write-up of Paul’s book at NRO.  Must be some book.  Good timing, with the news of Trump’s 2nd Justice expected tomorrow. Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times, by Joel Richard … Continue reading

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Better Dead than Read

Andrew Stuttaford reviews “Marx and Marxism,” by London-based historian Gregory Claeys, in the WSJ: Reading Mr. Claeys’s description of Marx the man—someone he evidently, if far from unconditionally, admires—it is both easy and reasonable to conclude that Marx’s personality set the … Continue reading

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Tapping the breaks on trans-national progressivism

Long excerpt from a great piece by Matthew Continetti, wondering why the center left has seemed to disappear: The only civil war happening at the moment is within the Democratic Party. The old-guard corporatists are under attack from activists with … Continue reading

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