Denis Boyles

Dennis Boyles is a writer, editor, former university lecturer, and the author/editor of several books of poetry, travel, history, criticism, and practical advice, including Superior, Nebraska (2008), Design Poetics (1975), ...

Dennis Boyles is a writer, editor, former university lecturer, and the author/editor of several books of poetry, travel, history, criticism, and practical advice, including Superior, Nebraska (2008), Design Poetics (1975), The Modern Man’s Guide to Life (1986), African Lives (1989), Man Eaters Motel (1991), A Man’s Life: The Complete Instructions (1996), The Pocket Professor (2001), and Vile France (2005). He has written commentary on the European press for National Review and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs.

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Re: Coptic Kristallnacht

Andrew Doran’s item yesterday on the violence in Egypt, along with other NRO pieces since, crossed paths with a couple of related items from the New York Times. One was ...

The Source of U.S. Intelligence

From the Wall Street Journal, reporting the White House release of e-mails concerning Benghazi: One of the White House officials involved in the talking-points debate, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, ...

Allium Cepa

Slowly catching up: Jillian’s post last Monday on Ivy League groupthink reminded me that if you think the Onion has grown soft and shallotlike, there’s a great workaround: just browse ...

The Beeb’s Crystal Ball

The BBC is covering the elections as if Chicago had its own MP. The hourly bulletin at noon Eastern reported that voting was underway, the election would be close, but ...

Inconsequential Losses

The wait is over. Mitt might have the Des Moines Register on his side, but yesterday, Britain’s liberal daily, the Independent, endorsed Obama to be president of the United States. ...

‘Not that optimistic…’

That, apparently, is the view of Mitt’s men – not about the debate, but about the whole campaign. I have this from the lips of Sam Coates, the deputy political editor ...

Comédie Française

Our cultured cousins, the Europeans — role models for higher Dems — hate math. So last weekend they voted against it. The result today, as Reuters reports: Greece has a ...