Phi Beta Cons

Shameless Plug

The latest issue of The American Spectator (with “Osama bin Elvis” on the cover) has my review of Closed Minds? Or you can read the review online here.
My overall take on the book: “It does indeed rebut a few of the criticisms conservatives tend to level at the ivory tower, but it’s far from the thorough debunking its three authors and their publicists present it as.”

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The Compulsory Society

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