Magazine October 16, 2017, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

‐ Some stood, some knelt, all winced.

‐ President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly was a combination of idealism and blunt talk. Most striking was his ode to national sovereignty. The nation-state gets a bad rap, since it is a frequent (though by no means the only) agent of strife. But it is also the most effective forum of liberty and self-rule — an insight of both the Founders and Lincoln (cf. the Preamble of the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address). Trump called out regimes that abuse the nation-state’s potential: Iran (“economically depleted rogue state”), Syria (“criminal”), Cuba (“corrupt

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Give Me Your Poesy I very much enjoyed Kevin D. Williamson’s essay on Emma Lazarus (“Wretched Refuse, Indeed,” August 28) and the way in which her famous poem, which had several ...
The Week

The Week

‐ Some stood, some knelt, all winced. ‐ President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly was a combination of idealism and blunt talk. Most striking was his ode to national ...
Athwart

Take a Small Knee

The National Anthem protests that have taken place around the country could be just the beginning of a backlash against the ‘evil’ heterosexual white man.
Poetry

Poetry

M.A.C. East Lansing, Michigan On either side, the highway’s barren stretch Is dwarfed by the wide wastes of prairie grass, Its pale dry leaves weaved with dark heads of vetch And clumps of sumac shimmering ...

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