Russell Seitz

Russell Seitz

Russell Seitz is a Fellow of the Department of Physics at Harvard University.


Deep Thoughts

The Strategic Beer Initiative

Feb 06 2014

As cultures ancient and modern continue their clash along the bleeding arc from Timbuktu to Afghanistan, America's policy mandarins are searching for a way out

Afternoon Delight

Weapon of Mass Infarction

Nov 27 2013

Though she was short, squat, and still learning to read at age forty, none who encountered her handiwork could doubt that Suzy Simmons was numbered

Eco-mania

Hurricane Gore Arrives Onshore

Oct 30 2013

Board up the TV screen and plug your ears with seaweed, boys! Hurricane Gore is about to come ashore with another gale-force climate sermon. Interviews

Cultural Caviar

The Death of Elitist Sports

Sep 27 2013

Where would college football be if games were played only every other year and coaches were unable to recruit enough freshmen to replace graduating seniors?

Commerce

Sailing on Air

Sep 11 2013

Seven score and twenty-something years ago, a boat crossed the Atlantic from Hoboken, New Jersey for a day sail around the Isle of Wight. Thirty

Cultural Caviar

Raikot polo

Playing Polo in Heaven

Jun 27 2013

For somewhere a long way from anywhere, Nanga Parbat is a pretty lively place. The five-mile-high peak rises from a syntaxis, a center of compression

Commerce

They Also Serve

Jan 23 2012

The Occupy movement brags that the parks it seized once hosted Depression-era shantytowns. But on the eve of WWII, America heard little talk of class

Commerce

Hindenburg

A Vast Mass of Gas

Jun 24 2011

My sometime college classmate and debate judge, Al, has just published a very long rant in Rolling Stone. Though I know little of that scene–it’s

Cultural Caviar

Abbottabad, Pakistan

A Good Day in Abbottabad

May 04 2011

Though Abbottabad's eponymous founder might approve of the rough justice OBL received there early Monday morning, something is very wrong with the establishment that calls

Lit Crit

The Neocon Lyre

The Neocon Lyre

Oct 12 2008

What a Rich Pyre!, by Russell Setiz Being a poem in the style of “Under Which Lyre?” WH Auden’s adieu to WWII, which Norman Podhoretz

Alcohol

Do Try This At Home

Do Try This At Home

May 18 2008

The cultural contrast between intriguing guests and apparently brain dead yack TV hosts has John Derbyshire lamenting :    ” It’s not the dumbing-down that

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Alcohol-Tobacco-Firearms: The Hunt For Red November

Alcohol-Tobacco-Firearms: The Hunt For Red November

May 05 2008

The road to the White House often intersects the path of rapidly moving projectiles.  Bravely volunteering to put themselves and their horses, naval vessels and

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Threat Deflation

Threat Deflation

Apr 27 2008

In Leaderless Jihad, former Foreign Service Officer Marc Sageman, now a University of Pennsylvania professor,distills what he learned from years of reading the daily feed

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What al Sweilem party it Is

What al Sweilem party it Is

Apr 23 2008

In what may count as the first wine commercial starring a Wahabi mullah, Omar Al-Sweilem waxes lyrical on what awaits the suicide bombing classes on

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The Standard at Sea

The Standard at Sea

Apr 01 2008

This morning, a bottle hit the Manhattan island shore, containing a rather distressing log from The Weekly Standard‘s annual Caribbean Cruise. It seems that things

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The Protocols of the Elders of Bryan”€”The Discovery Institute Inherits the Wind

The Protocols of the Elders of Bryan”€”The Discovery Institute Inherits the Wind

Mar 31 2008

After the 1964 election, a book appeared damning Conservatism's debut as a "€œbrute assault on the entire intellectual world"€ and charging, "€œRepublicans as a party

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The Demarche Hare

The Demarche Hare

Mar 22 2008

Kim Jung-Il’s dictatorial taste in cinema, cuisine, and above all public sculpture remains deeply mysterious, witness the fusion of folk culture and socialist realism in

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Through A Glass Darkly

Through A Glass Darkly

Mar 08 2008

They dream strange academic dreams in far Northern Norway, where the Aurora Borealis can blaze until the Midnight Sun rises over a seat of learning

Planet Earth

Climate of Here

Mar 03 2008

Is a conservative climate consensus possible? If hard cases make bad law, soft science makes sensible politics even harder. The Climate Wars present legislators on

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The Rest Is Silence

The Rest Is Silence

Feb 29 2008

Though I was later to appear on “Firing line,” write for his magazine,and find myself embroiled in his public diplomacy, my first meeting with Bill

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Who Got Huthorn ?

Who Got Huthorn ?

Feb 25 2008

Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer, Edler von Huthorn was arguably the first proponent of what has recently been revived under the rubric of ‘intelligent design’. 

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What A Swell Planet It Is

What A Swell Planet It Is

Feb 22 2008

In 1880, the myopic captain of one of America’s first polo teams was almost killed galloping headlong into his opposite number at the kamekazi start

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Rope Is The Anchor

Rope Is The Anchor

Feb 20 2008

Several readers responses to my last article demand that I engage them on turf of their choosing, ranging from the specifically doctrinal to the broadly

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Gore In The Caribbee

Gore In The Caribbee

Feb 16 2008

The Law of Unexpected Consequences knows no national boundaries. Rural Mexican belts have come in a notch as tortilla prices rise in response to gasohol

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The Right’s Science Problem

The Right’s Science Problem

Feb 15 2008

As neoconservatism ascended, its regard for science slipped to the brink of open contempt, for it owed much of its political traction to social conservatives

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A Left And A Right

A Left And A Right

Feb 12 2008

National Review assistant Editor Robert VerBruggen has taken the Justice Department to task in The American Spectator, for firing off a brief in the matter