Magazine September 8, 2014, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

‐ Nixon and race riots in the news — the Left must be feeling nostalgic.

‐ President Obama won’t be boasting about, to use his terms, “restarting” the Iraq War, but that is what he has done. The Islamic State’s seizure of hundreds of square miles of territory in Iraq, execution of hundreds of civilians, displacement of hundreds of thousands of members of minority religious groups, and declaration of a caliphate finally forced his hand. In early August, Obama authorized U.S. air strikes against the Islamic State, dropped humanitarian aid in parts of Kurdistan that were in the most dire straits,

NR Editors includes members of the editorial staff of the National Review magazine and website.

In This Issue

Articles

Politics & Policy

A Party for All

When Rand Paul first ran for the Senate in 2010, it was far from obvious that he’d become the GOP’s chief ambassador to African-American voters. Shortly after besting an establishment-backed ...

Features

Politics & Policy

The Gridlock Clause

Since 2010, when the Democrats lost their majority in the House and their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, President Obama’s ability to pursue legislative changes has ground to a halt. ...

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Weed-Whacking

Conservative book sales are dropping, according to some recent reports. But Jim Geraghty’s latest work may just usher in a resurgence — by providing a new model of fresh, fun, ...
Politics & Policy

A Salzburg Quartet

Salzburg, Austria — The Vienna Philharmonic is the king orchestra here: the resident orchestra, the nightly orchestra. But there are guests, including the Philharmonia Orchestra. This is a London group, ...

Sections

Athwart

License to Breed

You know you’re reading a British website when you see the word “foetus,” and you know you’re reading a leftist writer when the article is about banning the squirmy little ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

O’NEILL AND THE SEA I. The greatest metaphor of them all In the end stands only for the rise and fall Of itself. The tides, boats and sailors, Even the seagulls, symbolize the great substitution Of ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

Baseball Legends An item in “The Week” (August 11) makes fun, with good reason, of Major League Baseball’s new “ambassador for inclusion” of “people of diversity.” The item states that “there’s ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Nixon and race riots in the news — the Left must be feeling nostalgic. ‐ President Obama won’t be boasting about, to use his terms, “restarting” the Iraq War, but ...

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