Magazine February 25, 2019, Issue

To Rule the Orbits

Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency takes a photo aboard the International Space Station on January, 25, 2016. (REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake/Handout)
Why the U.S. military needs an independent space force

‘The Air Force, being [a] . . . well-established institution with [a] large, experienced and capable staff and trained technical experts, is better able to develop [the domain of space] than any other agency, which must necessarily include in its ranks relatively young people and which would at first be merely an experimental organization. . . . Since a space force requires the support and cooperation of supply services similar to those now existing in the Air Force, space branches should remain under the old establishment.”

This argument has a strong logic behind it: the idea that a new, independent space

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Books, Arts & Manners


Law and Disorder

Amy L. Wax reviews Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing, by Issa Kohler-Hausmann.




Readers write in to address Kevin D. WIlliamson’s essay on Antifa and Douglas Murray’s recent comments on hate crimes.
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