The Corner

Blogging Up a Storm

Business must be slow in those mountain caves where extremely clever people

concoct derivative securities (“the fourth derivative of an IOU,” as a Wall

Street quant once explained them to me). This, at any rate, is to judge

from the activity over at Gideon’s Blog

, where Noah Millman has been blogging up a storm.

Readers whose eye was caught by my piece on public intellectuals the other

day will enjoy reading Noah’s take on it (scroll down to Thursday, December

23). But all Noah’s stuff bears reading. If we’re doing year-end polls,

Noah gets my vote for thought-provokingness, or whatever that substantive


John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

Most Popular


The Rise of the Chinese-American Right

On June 13, during a nasty storm, a group of Chinese New Yorkers gathered in front of the gates of Gracie Mansion, the New York mayor’s residence on the Upper East Side, to protest. Inside, Mayor Bill de Blasio was meeting with two dozen or so representatives of the Asian-American community to discuss his ... Read More
White House

The Trump Steamroller

As we settle into high summer and the period of maximum difficulty in finding anything to fill in hours of television news, especially 24/7 news television, two well-established political trends are emerging in this pre-electoral period: The president’s opponents continue to dig themselves into foxholes that ... Read More
White House

Trump and the ‘Racist Tweets’

What does “racist” even mean anymore? Racism is the headline on President Trump’s Sunday tweets -- the media-Democrat complex assiduously describes them as “racist tweets” as if that were a fact rather than a trope. I don’t think they were racist; I think they were abjectly stupid. Like many ... Read More

How Beto Made Himself into White-Privilege Guy

Robert Francis O’Rourke is white. If it’s any consolation, he’s very sorry about that. “Beto” has been running from his Irish ancestry for some time now. Long before the Left fell headlong into the logical termini of its triune fascination with race, power, and privilege, O’Rourke sensed that there ... Read More