Mark Judge on Two Kinds of Cultural Ignorance

On one hand, boomer-age cultured (i.e., liberally-educated) conservatives who don’t know contemporary pop culture and are too lazy about learning anything about it; on the other, young liberals who know it but are unashamedly un-cultured (i.e., rejecting the canonical distinctions that genuine . . . . Continue Reading »

Notable New Books I Read in 2012, pt. 1

The holiday season was too busy for me to compile this sort of list, especially with a move to a new home thrown in, an event that always makes one ambivalent about book ownership anyhow. “Isn’t time to invest in a Kindle?” was the crack my younger economist friend made as we filled . . . . Continue Reading »

By the Way, Obama Will Win

Did you notice Peter Lawler dropped that into the Cruz McDonnell thread below? Minor detail that. So what do y’all make of it? Peter has a pretty good track record of predicting GOP doom.  He smelled the 2006 disaster well ahead of most, even if I do recall his . . . . Continue Reading »

Repealing Economic Law

While I was reading Peter Lawler’s post on The Fat Tax , I was reminded of a conversation with one of my sons about the amazing abundance and prosperity in America.  Even in an economy that we perceive as shrinking or receding or depressed, we live better than kings did, and even the . . . . Continue Reading »

Liberty, Rights, and Judicial Activism

Conservatives, postmodern and otherwise, often discuss the difficulties associated with the sometimes promiscuous assignment and declaration of rights in political discourse today. If we look at the American founding narrowly from the perspective of its Lockean influence, it’s easy to see the . . . . Continue Reading »