US Politics

Saved From The Bonfire: The Tom Wolfe Papers

A visit to the Tom Wolfe papers at the New York Public Library reveals a writer who helps America make sense of itself

Charleston: Evasions and Excuses

There are shifty excuses being made for the Chareston shooting

Fait Pas Accompli

‘The gulf between Israel and the Obama administration will continue after Netanyahu’s re-election’

Cage Fighting

‘In addressing inequality we should be careful not to wage war on those elite visions of life, such as the Getty Villa in LA, that do so much to alleviate its mundanity’

Obama scuttles. America retreats. Things fall apart

The 44th President of the United States replaced Pax Americana with a new world disorder. Will the 45th learn from his mistakes?

Presidential Imperialism

F.H Buckley's The Once and Future King is a worthy contribution to the great discourse on liberty and power

As America Retreats, the World Goes to Hell

The Ukraine crisis has revealed the incoherence of the Obama doctrine. Until the US reasserts itself, liberal democracy is in danger

A Confederacy of Political Dunces

Double Down is a reminder of 2012’s uninspiring list of candidates for the presidency of the United States

Republicans Cannot Go On As The ‘Party Of No’

For American conservatives to return to the White House in 2016, they must stop running up an escalator that is moving down

Decline Is A Choice

'The United States is now plagued by intimations of mortality, and is under a president whose highest ambition seems to be the abdication of global responsibilities.'

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"