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Time to Apologize for Eugenics

In yesterday’s New York Post, Naomi Schaefer Riley described a new exhibit at NYU recounting some of the activities of American scientists and prominent progressive figures who promoted eugenics in ...

Jim Rees, R.I.P.

On September 9, James Conway Rees IV passed away at his home in Virginia. Anyone who has visited Mount Vernon in the past decade has seen the handiwork of Rees, ...

Obama’s Gettysburg Address

This week, instead of attending any events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the most acclaimed piece of American political oratory, President Obama opted to mark the occasion with a written ...

Re: Dogs, Humans, and God

Dennis Prager’s column this week is a well-meaning attempt to shed light on important questions about the foundations of morality, but it makes a few troubling points that deserve closer ...

Reading for a Day of Remembrance

A friend from abroad recently asked me why we celebrate Memorial Day in May. “It’s tough to be somber on a long weekend in May,” he said. He has a good ...

The New Atlantis Turns Ten

This month is the 80th anniversary of the kickoff of the second World’s Fair hosted in Chicago, held from May to November of 1933. Utopian rhetoric was par for the ...

Silent Spring, Fifty Years Later

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, the bestseller that catalyzed the modern environmental movement and that National Review ranked at number 78 on its ...