Conservatism

The Practical and the Watered-down

The Practical and the Watered-down

Sep 27 2008

Before the site is glutted with debate commentary, a word on Rod Dreher’s latest C11 column. Its title, and much of its substance, is taken

Politics

Does Veneration Really Wither on the Pavements?

Does Veneration Really Wither on the Pavements?

Sep 08 2008

“All country people hate each other,” wrote William Hazlitt. “There is nothing good to be had in the country, or, if there is, they will

Culture

George Cukor’s “€œThe Women”€: Remarry, remake, repeat

George Cukor’s “€œThe Women”€: Remarry, remake, repeat

Aug 28 2008

Not that I need one, but the release of Diane English’s remake of The Women is a good excuse to revisit the George Cukor original. 

Foreign Policy

The ICC should leave Georgia alone

The ICC should leave Georgia alone

Aug 21 2008

Early yesterday morning, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo announced his decision to begin looking into war crimes allegedly committed by Russian and Georgian

Education

New higher ed bill sure to make matters worse; Congress delighted

New higher ed bill sure to make matters worse; Congress delighted

Aug 01 2008

One provision of Congress’s newest higher education bill requires that colleges and universities report their reasons for tuition hikes to the Department of Education.  It

Zeitgeist

Why I don”€™t believe in Harvey Dent

Why I don”€™t believe in Harvey Dent

Jul 27 2008

Halfway through my sophomore year of high school I was overwhelmed by an impulse to become more traditionally feminine, which I satisfied by getting a

Zeitgeist

Freedom from shame?

Freedom from shame?

Jul 12 2008

My Southern suspicion that New England is full of crazy people gained another exhibit for the prosecution last week.  The “Parade of Horribles” in Beverly,

Immigration

Immigration, Localism, and Next Best Things

Immigration, Localism, and Next Best Things

Jul 02 2008

Whether due to the dramatic failure of last year’s attempt at comprehensive reform or to the essential similarity of the two candidates’ positions, the issue

Zeitgeist

It’s All About Her

It’s All About Her

Jun 05 2008

The question of whether or not to see "€œSex and the City"€ is easy to answer: if you are a man, no. There is nothing