The Corner

I Choose Life

No, I’m not watching the fool debate. Life’s too short. As a mild protest against all these debates, and also for pleasure and self-improvement, I have decided to listen to Beatrice di Tenda instead. Chopin thought highly of this opera, yet it is hardly ever performed. I barely know it; and this seems to me a much bigger hole in my life, infinitely more worth filling, than not knowing what Chris Dodd thinks about ethanol subsidies.

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Education

Our Bankrupt Elite

Every element of the college admissions scandal, a.k.a “Operation Varsity Blues,” is fascinating. There are the players: the Yale dad who, implicated in a securities-fraud case, tipped the feds off to the caper; a shady high-school counselor turned admissions consultant; the 36-year-old Harvard grad who ... Read More
Culture

Shibboleth Is a Fun Word

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Estimado Lector (y todos mis amigos a través del Atlántico), Greetings from Barcelona. And it is Bar•ce•lona, not Barth•e•lona. That ... Read More