The Agenda

Lev Grossman and Yours Truly on E-books, Sci-Fi, and the Apps Revolution

I had the pleasure of covering a range of non-political subjects with Lev Grossman, chief critic at Time and author of The Magicians, a terrific modern fantasy novel that I enthusiastically recommend, in a recent Bloggingheads. We briefly touched on some of the economic matters we often talk about in this space: digital organizations, measuring consumption, and a few other things.

Reihan Salam — Reihan Salam is executive editor of National Review and a National Review Institute policy fellow.

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Education

Our Bankrupt Elite

Every element of the college admissions scandal, a.k.a “Operation Varsity Blues,” is fascinating. There are the players: the Yale dad who, implicated in a securities-fraud case, tipped the feds off to the caper; a shady high-school counselor turned admissions consultant; the 36-year-old Harvard grad who ... Read More
Culture

Shibboleth Is a Fun Word

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