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Thomas Szasz, R.I.P.

The rebel psychiatrist Thomas Szasz passed away over the weekend at the age of 92. His criticism of the standard psychiatric understanding of mental illness and addiction made him a ...

Celebrate Civilization Day, Not Earth Day

Frequent NRO contributor Robert Zubrin will be giving a talk on Tuesday, April 24, at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., discussing his new book Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, ...

RE: Dennis Dutton, R.I.P.

As Charlotte notes, Denis Dutton, the founder and editor of the influential and iconoclastic website Arts & Letters Daily, has died of cancer at the age of 66. A professor ...

Bad Advice on Stem Cells

Reacting to this week’s federal court ruling about stem-cell research, two smart writers, Will Saletan and Jim Pinkerton, have offered confused moral and legal analysis, as well as unsound political ...

The Human Genome and the Human Being

In a characteristically spirited — combative, even — interview with Der Spiegel, biologist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter pooh-poohs the scientific achievement that helped catapult him to international celebrity more ...

Conservatives in Space

Three months ago, President Obama appointed a committee to advise him on what to do with NASA’s manned spaceflight program. In a few weeks, the committee will wrap up its ...