Between 1965 and 1995, out-of-control violent crime was the most salient domestic issue in America. Born from the chaos and upheaval of the Sixties-era cultural revolution, the decades-long crime wave caused untold economic damage to our cities and unleashed waves of misery on the American people. Then the tide began to turn in the 1990s thanks in part to innovative crime-fighting strategies in New York and other large American cities. Crime rates plummeted and many of our cities were reborn. Now, with many of the same failed soft-on-crime policies of the past seeing an encore, it is no coincidence that …
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Books, Arts & Manners
A review of The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World, by Arthur Herman.
It imagines a far-future mankind that travels the stars yet is organized as an empire, within which competing dynastic families vie for supremacy.
A review of The Card Counter, directed by Paul Schrader.
Who says fashion is for the power elite?
Despite the COVID hysterics who warned you otherwise, a college-football game did not lead to a spike in positive cases.
No matter how strenuously it insists that down is up and up is down, the White House can’t pretend away the spiraling crises before our eyes.
If Americans in 2021 are 'united' around anything, it's that they disfavor Joe Biden.
Biden’s party is making some unfortunate discoveries about him.
'I see the administration wants to fry our agents, he just started a war with Border Patrol,' said one agent.
Will they allow their president to declare victory?
Garland’s memo serves a progressive crusade to render these rights little more than a parchment promise.
Who will speak for ordinary Americans?
On the uniquely American story and jurisprudence of Justice Thomas
Do Americans really want to live under the bureaucratic thumb of a monolithic, centralized, soul-sucking enterprise akin to the European Union?
The Afkhami collection, on view at the Asia Society in New York, is foundational for understanding the contemporary art of Iran.
For mild criticism of a new anti-American Chinese film, Luo Changping has been detained.