When education reformers say they have new ideas, look at the vintage of their sources.
Although the hundreds of Middle East studies courses in universities nationwide portend to treat the region exhaustively, there is a key component of the conflict that most ignore.
As self-proclaimed intellectuals get embarassingly excited over the prospect of a new, New Deal, the rest of us would do well to take every opportunity to examine how the first one turned out.
Next to the peerless Tom Wolfe,
perhaps the most brilliantly gifted living American writer is Garry Wills.
The new book, Spies, The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr, and Alexander Vassiliev (Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2009) provides us with valuable new information about how the KGB penetrated the United States government in the 1930s and 40s.
The conservative pundits seeking to accumulate intellectual bona fides by aping the intelligentsia’s call to “forget Ronald Reagan” only succeed in proving themselves to be as vacuous as the allegedly educated elite.
In Tara Ross and Joseph C. Smith Junior’s book Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State they discuss George Washington’s view of religion and how it played a role in church and state.
It takes a book like Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence by Bradley C. S. Watson, to put the current progressive mindset into perspective.
While the risks of continuing to live our current lifestyle have been sung from the rooftops and beaten into the minds of citizens for years now, few have grasped the risks associated with the growing fervor of the green movement.
It is interesting that the very people who urge you to “speak truth to power” get annoyed when you actually do.