Solzhenitsyn and the Russian Renaissance

In this morning’s  On the Square , Andrew Doran reminds us of the tribulations the Russian people have suffered in the past century. In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, seems incomprehensibly remote: “The entire twentieth century,” Solzhenitsyn observed in his  1983 . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 7.31.13

Ignatius’ Magnanimity P. Bracy Bersnak, Crisis Generation Peak-Teen Danny Dorling, New Statesman “Decontaminating the Brand”? Damian Thompson, Telegraph Aristotle Can’t Refute Evolution Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse The Rise of the Chicken Little Evangelical Blogger . . . . Continue Reading »

Timothy Michael Law on FOX News

Yesterday the FT blog saw much discussion of the Reza Aslan interview on FOX News. Today Timothy Michael Law, editor of  Marginalia Review of Books , posted his spoof of the interview. LAUREN GREEN: Timothy Michael Law has never been a Hellenistic Jew but has always followed the faith of his . . . . Continue Reading »

Noetic Heterogeneity

While Peter has invited a discussion of “archaic conservatism” and “libertarian populism”—labels so nuanced or recondite as to befuddle the mind—we here in Charlottesville are still observing Tocqueville’s birthday, which warrants a one-week celebration. And if . . . . Continue Reading »

Population Planners’ Bad Math

In today’s  On the Square , Keith Riler debunks the notion that abortion saves money: The birth of anyone, poor or not, will yield substantial economic benefit. Specifically, in Texas the $11,000 Medicaid-birth cost will on average return $430,000, or thirty-nine times the investment, in . . . . Continue Reading »