IN THE August 10, 2009, ISSUE

Film: Here’s the Outrage

It used to be so easy to shock the bourgeoisie. You could do it with paint, like Picasso; with words, like D. H. Lawrence; with (dubious) scientific data, like Dr. ...

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Articles

Politics & Policy

Romney’s Folly

Amid negotiations with leading Democrats over health-care reform, Iowa senator Chuck Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, commented, “The federal government is in the process of nationalizing banks, ...

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

The Deepest Roots

In numerous books over the years, conservatives have offered historical perspectives on conservatism, liberals on liberalism, and each on the other, crowding bestseller lists and remainder piles alike. The common ...

Sections

Politics & Policy

Target

Yesterday I was shuffling through a store And choosing several things I didn’t need –  Lipstick, conditioner, a candy bar, A gel pen, Tupperware, ceramic beads –  But at the orange cheese popcorn I ...
Happy Warrior

Spaghetti Spending

What’s the end game here? I suppose it’s conceivable that there are a few remaining suckers out there who still believe Barack Obama is the great post-partisan, fiscally responsible, pragmatic ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

Loose Facts, and Women  David Pryce-Jones’s elegant essay “The Dark Lord” (July 6) provided a wealth of fascinating and disturbing insights into the character of Lord Byron. But Pryce-Jones is in ...