This rather odd recent article about the novelist Irène Némirovsky is a good example of a journalistic technique I can’t stand: allowing people to respond to uncited “critics” with
Although Brian Leiter beat me to it, this David Bernstein post is such a remarkable piece of work that I can’t resist piling on. Angry about the possibility that someone might be criticized
Dan Yoder is leaving Facebook, and implores us to “join him.” He has almost a dozen reasons why. Some of them are even good reasons. He’s not alone. And more and more of us, disencha
Ernie Harwell, R.I.P.
This is according to a new policy brief out from the Belfer Center at Harvard, in which Monica Duffy Toft details a study of 137 civil wars fought from 1940-2007. Toft finds that more civil wars are e
Did John McCain strenuously object when Scott Roeder was read his Miranda rights? If not, I wonder what criteria McCain is using to determine which American terrorists are entitled to their consti
As part of her excellent take on the racist email send by a student at Harvard Law School, Jill identifies another excellent example of Sarah Palin’s theory of free speech, i.e. that the First A
Shorter Roman Polanski: The only way to obtain justice for the woman I raped when she was a 13-year-old is to let me off for pleading guilty and then fleeing the jurisdiction, although if you look car