• In trying to prevent inflation and deflation, Ben Bernanke treads a perilous path.
  • Doing so would go a long way toward restoring federalism and the separation of powers.
  • A word against Clinton nostalgia.
  • An epidemic of building-squatting afflicts Amsterdam — and the liberal officialdom can scarcely muster a shrug.
  • Juan Williams’s real crime was to refuse to stick with his own kind.
  • China’s toy currency is not what ails our economy, claims of self-interested U.S. politicians notwithstanding.
  • The War on Terror has not brought with it a disturbing expansion of executive power, or any expansion at all.
  • That originalism does not justify our civil-rights jurisprudence is no argument against originalism.
Books, Arts & Manners
The Long View  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Athwart  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Poetry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
November 15, 2010    |     Volume LXII, No. 21
Red Scare

Chinese economic policy is not what ails America. Chinese economic policy is what ails China. Fortunately, most of what is troubling the U.S. economy is the result of decisions taken in the United States, not in faraway Asian capitals. The American problem is in Washington, not in Beijing.

By Kevin D. Williamson

COVER: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty

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