Magazine March 19, 2018, Issue

A Book for Our Times

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House Canada, 448 pp., $25.95)

For a myriad of reasons — not the least of which is that I used to concentrate my law practice on suing universities for violating students’ First Amendment rights — most of my public speeches, most of my public interactions, and much of my writing have been aimed squarely at America’s Millennial generation. It’s not breaking any ground to note that, aside from those young people who occupy the comforting confines of ideological extremism, many millions of American young people just seem lost.

They’re deeply suspicious of organized religion, yet they can’t escape the nagging need for transcendence in their lives.

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Books, Arts & Manners


Seizing the Future

Arthur Herman reviews The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World, by Charles C. Mann.




Rejecting Despair While admitting that William F. Buckley Jr. himself would probably have a more optimistic take, Richard Brookhiser writes: “The conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump ...
The Week

The Week

• We don’t even want public-school teachers teaching our kids. • Historically, the National Rifle Association has derived its political power from two sources. The first is the broad popularity of ...


Sometimes the frost comes early when it might have held its crystallizing of the leaves.
Happy Warrior

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