What I Meant to Say Was . . .
I’m delighted Jonah linked to my post at the AEI blog, but I am guilty of sloppy wording (In a blog post? Really?). I showed a graph about white adults and then followed it with the sentence, “They [people ...
Here’s a novel experience. Kathryn Lopez called my attention to Greg Forster’s critique of my Kristol lecture here, wondering if I might want to respond. So I read it. And then read it again. And then ...
We Social Scientists Aren't Completely Useless. Maybe.
John: Education is a special case. Jobs programs (Remember CETA? It was huge.) pretty much disappeared, in some important degree because the evaluations were so negative. Serious social scientists, even of the Left, slowly but finally have come around to ...
Yes, He Did Take Back Patriotism, and Deftly.
On content, what Charles Kesler said. But may I add a small sigh of relief at once again having a president who can actually, you know, speak in public? It has been SO painful for the last eight years.
Following Jonathan Adler’s link, I read his explanation regarding pseudonymous blogging, which took the position that ”Adopting a pseudonym is not necessarily a cowardly or sinister act.”
I read the rest of his well-written post, and, when I came ...
I was a little more nuanced than that.
It’s the elites, dummy (not you personally, John. It’s just an expression), specifically the intellectual elites. That’s why it doesn’t make any difference how many people in a Gallup Poll say they ...
Is He Really This Ignorant?
About halfway through the speech, my wife, watching me mutter darkly at the television screen, said: “Why are you so upset? He hasn’t said anything.” And that pretty much sums it up.
I know the speech was supposed to ...