There is some debate over at the Corner about books that are bestsellers but really largely unread. The Closing of the American MIind was mentioned in this regard. Contributors point out that there is a big difference between the two halves of that book. The first half is lively and readable and absolutely vital in understanding what has happened to higher education in our country. The second half is less urgent and very heavy going and not very well written, so I don’t think anyone should be ashamed of not getting through it. (Although then he will miss the giveaway message on page 279.) But it is not always necessary to read a book all the way through. It depends on what you need, what is being required of you, the uses you’ll put it to, how important it is, what you’re getting out of it, etc. There has been some suggestion of a falling off in the depth and width of what younger conservatives read in an age of so called “South Park conservatives.” Perhaps some are held back from tackling important books they suspect they will never get through, but getting a general sense of a book, looking over its table of contents, reading a section or two, and so on, is often enough for ordinary purposes.
The prosecution blew the witness’s testimony to bits.
The Derek Chauvin case is more complicated than prosecutors would have it.
To pretend that we as a society are incapable of knowing whether a child is a male or female at birth is lunacy.
The fact is that voters got us into this mess. Maybe the answer isn’t more voters.
Never Ask a Question You Don’t Need to Ask: Chauvin Lawyer Gets Clobbered by Witness’s Gripping Testimony
There’s rarely an upside in asking pointed questions to a young, nervous, highly sympathetic witness.
A look at why droves are leaving the state.
It all comes down to intent.
Keystone State citizens will have a chance to vote on ballot initiatives that would restrain Governor Wolf’s executive authority.
Treating Big Tech companies as common carriers would not be a legal innovation, nor a threat to property rights, but could be a way to protect and secure the civil rights of Americans.
The FDA makes things worse.
What makes a TV theme great? The music may be enjoyable on its own — but it should also sell the show.
DeSantis said politicians may ‘stick their beak into issues that may not concern them’ if corporations go woke.